siloxane

[ si-lok-seyn ]
/ sɪˈlɒk seɪn /

noun Chemistry.

any of the class of compounds containing the structural unit R2SiO, where R is an organic group or hydrogen.

Nearby words

  1. sillyweed,
  2. silo,
  3. siloam,
  4. silone,
  5. silone, ignazio,
  6. silphium,
  7. silt,
  8. siltstone,
  9. silures,
  10. silurian

Origin of siloxane

First recorded in 1920–25; sil(icon) + ox(ygen) + -ane

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British Dictionary definitions for siloxane

siloxane

/ (sɪˈlɒkseɪn) /

noun

any of a class of compounds containing alternate silicon and oxygen atoms with the silicon atoms bound to hydrogen atoms or organic groups. Many are highly complex polymersSee also silicone

Word Origin for siloxane

C20: from sil (icon) + ox (ygen) + (meth) ane

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