- a compound of two elements, one of which is silicon.
Origin of silicide
1865–70; silic(on) + -ide
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Examples from the Web for silicide
Carborundum, or silicide of carbon, is largely superseding emery and diamond dust as an abradant.The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
Edward W. Byrn
It combines with iron to form a silicide; and is present in this condition in cast iron.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.
Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
The most important one is carborundum, which is a silicide of carbon of the formula CSi.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
- any one of a class of binary compounds formed between silicon and certain metals
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