silicon tetrachloride

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, fuming liquid, SiCl4, used chiefly for making smoke screens and various derivatives of silicon.

Nearby words

  1. silicon chip,
  2. silicon dioxide,
  3. silicon fen,
  4. silicon glen,
  5. silicon rectifier,
  6. silicon tetrafluoride,
  7. silicon tetrahydride,
  8. silicon valley,
  9. silicon-controlled rectifier,
  10. silicone

Origin of silicon tetrachloride

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019