- silicon dioxide.
- any of the silica group of the silicate minerals.
Etymology: Origin: 1585"95; 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".
- French: silice
(trans-top, silica group of the silicate minerals)
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