silicide [sil-uh-sahyd, -sid] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chemistry.
- a compound of two elements, one of which is silicon.
Origin of silicide 1865–70;+ -ide Examples from the Web for silicide Historical Examples of silicide
Carborundum, or silicide of carbon, is largely superseding emery and diamond dust as an abradant.
Edward W. Byrn
It combines with iron to form a silicide; and is present in this condition in cast iron.
Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
The most important one is carborundum, which is a silicide of carbon of the formula CSi.
British Dictionary definitions for silicide silicide noun
- any one of a class of binary compounds formed between silicon and certain metals