simethicone [sahy-meth-i-kohn] Word Origin noun Pharmacology.

  1. an active ingredient in many antacid preparations that causes small mucus-entrapped air bubbles in the intestines to coalesce into larger bubbles that are more easily passed.

Origin of simethicone si(lica) + meth(yl) + (sil)icone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 simethicone in Medicine simethicone [sĭ-mĕth′ĭ-kōn′] n.

  1. A mixture of dimethyl polysiloxanes and silica gel that is used as an antiflatulent.

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