silica
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin silic-, silex hard stone, flint Date: circa 1801 silicon dioxide SiO2 occurring in crystalline, amorphous, and impure forms (as in quartz, opal, and sand respectively)

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  • 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

  • silica — [sil′i kə] n. [ModL < L silex, flint: see SILEX] a glassy, very hard mineral, silicon dioxide, SiO2, found in a variety of forms, as in quartz, opal, chalcedony, sand, or chert …   English World dictionary

  • silica — /sil i keuh/, n. the dioxide form of silicon, SiO2, occurring esp. as quartz sand, flint, and agate: used usually in the form of its prepared white powder chiefly in the manufacture of glass, water glass, ceramics, and abrasives. Also called… …   Universalium

  • Silica — The chief component of sand and a substance responsible for lung disease and cancer. Crystalline silica of respirable size is primarily quartz dust occurring in industrial and occupational settings in the form of fine, breathable particles.… …   Medical dictionary

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