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Meaning of SILICONE

Pronunciation:  'silu`kown

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of a large class of siloxanes that are unusually stable over a wide range of temperatures; used in lubricants and adhesives and coatings and synthetic rubber and electrical insulation

SILICONE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: silicone polymer
 See Also: atomic number 14, bouncing putty, Si, silicon, siloxane



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Any of many polymers made up of alternating oxygen and silicon atoms combined with other organic groups. Silicone can be an oil, grease, gel or plastic, but all forms are resistant to heat, water and will not conduct electricity. It is used for a huge number of uses in industry (lubricants, paints, adhesives, coolants, etc.) Silicone is used in medicine to replace body parts, and its use in breast implants has come under fire because there is evidence that these appliances may leak, and further evidence that leaked silicone may cause autoimmune disorders.