Siliceous Si*li"ceous, a. [L. siliceus, fr. silex, silicis, a flint.] Of or pertaining to silica; containing silica, or partaking of its nature. [Written also {silisious}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • siliceous — [sə lish′əs] adj. [L siliceus] 1. of, containing, or like silica 2. growing in soil that has a large proportion of silica in it: Also sp. silicious …   English World dictionary

  • siliceous — also silicious adjective Etymology: Latin siliceus of flint, from silic , silex hard stone, flint Date: circa 1656 of, relating to, or containing silica or a silicate < siliceous limestone > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • siliceous — Containing silica. SYN: silicious. * * * si·li·ceous also si·li·cious sə lish əs adj of, relating to, or containing silica or a silicate <a siliceous cement used in dentistry> * * * si·li·ceous (sĭ lishґəs) containing silica or a… …   Medical dictionary

  • siliceous — silica ► NOUN ▪ silicon dioxide, a hard, unreactive, colourless compound which occurs as quartz and in sandstone and many other rocks. DERIVATIVES siliceous adjective. ORIGIN from Latin silex flint , on the pattern of words such as alumina …   English terms dictionary

  • siliceous — adjective relating to or containing or resembling silica gritrock is siliceous sandstone • Syn: ↑silicious • Pertains to noun: ↑silica (for: ↑silicious), ↑silica …   Useful english dictionary

  • siliceous — См. silicious …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • siliceous — /seuh lish euhs/, adj. 1. containing, consisting of, or resembling silica. 2. growing in soil rich in silica. Also, silicious /seuh lish euhs/. [1650 60; < L siliceus of flint or limestone. See SILEX, EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • siliceous — adjective of, relating to, consisting of, or resembling silica …   Wiktionary

  • siliceous — si·li·ceous || sɪ lɪʃəs adj. containing silica; resembling silica (also silicious) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • siliceous — si·li·ceous …   English syllables

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