Complete Definition of "silica"

English

Etymology
Origin: 1585â95; in latin|Latin word: silex, for hard stone (flints). Subsequently, silicon|Silicon was first identified by the chemist w:Antoine Lavoisier|Antoine Lavoisier in w:1787|1787 as a component element of the silex, or silicis for flint, and more generally what were termed "flint's" during the era, nowadays as we would say "silica" or more formally, "silicates".

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. silicon dioxide.
  2. any of the silica group of the silicate minerals.

Synonyms
E551 when used as an anti-caking agent

Derived terms
silica gel
silica glass
silicate
silica wool
silici-
silicic
silicide

Related terms
silicon

Translations
trans-top|silicon dioxide
French: silice f
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|silica group of the silicate minerals
trans-mid
trans-bottom

See also
quartz
sand

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