silicide [sil-uh-sahyd, -sid] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. a compound of two elements, one of which is silicon.

Origin of silicide 1865–70; silic(on) + -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.

    The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.

    Edward W. Byrn

  • It combines with iron to form a silicide; and is present in this condition in cast iron.

    A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

    Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer

  • The most important one is carborundum, which is a silicide of carbon of the formula CSi.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

    William McPherson

  • British Dictionary definitions for silicide silicide noun

    1. any one of a class of binary compounds formed between silicon and certain metals

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