a combining form representing silicon in compound words: silicide.
a combining form representing silica in compound words: silicify.
Also, especially before a vowel, silic-. Unabridged
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silici- or (before a vowel) silic-
combining form
indicating silica or silicon: silicify
silic- or (before a vowel) silic-
combining form

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