Etymology
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silicone (n.)

coined 1863 in German from silico-, combining form indicating the presence of silicon, + -one.

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Definitions of silicone

silicone (n.)
any of a large class of siloxanes that are unusually stable over a wide range of temperatures; used in lubricants and adhesives and coatings and synthetic rubber and electrical insulation;
Synonyms: silicone polymer
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