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silicide

[ sil-uh-sahyd, -sid ]
/ ˈsɪl əˌsaɪd, -sɪd /
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noun Chemistry.

a compound of two elements, one of which is silicon.

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Origin of silicide

1865–70; silic(on) + -ide
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British Dictionary definitions for silicide

silicide
/ (ˈsɪlɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

any one of a class of binary compounds formed between silicon and certain metals
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