- (chemistry) a class of inert, semi-inorganic chemistry, inorganic polymeric compounds of silicon, having a wide range of thermal stability and extreme water repellence, used in a very wide range of industrial applications, and in prosthetic replacements for body parts
Etymology: silicon + -one
- French, silicone
- German: Silikon
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