carbon silicide
Carborundum Car`bo*run"dum (k[aum]r`b[-o]*r[u^]n"d[u^]m), [a trade name, from Carbon + corundum.] A beautiful crystalline compound, {silicon carbide} ({SiC}), consisting of carbon and silicon in combination; -- also called {carbon silicide}. It is made by heating carbon and sand together in an electric furnace. The commercial article is dark-colored and iridescent. It is harder than emery, and is used as an abrasive. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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