[sil-uh-sahyd, -sid]
noun Chemistry.
a compound of two elements, one of which is silicon.

1865–70; silic(on) + -ide Unabridged
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silicide (ˈsɪlɪˌsaɪd)
any one of a class of binary compounds formed between silicon and certain metals

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The device is filled with a powdery substance known as sodium silicide that produces hydrogen gas in the presence of water.
Lithium silicide attacks tellurium with incandescence.
Uranium silicide fuels for research and test reactors which require only low-enrichment and are therefore proliferation-resistant.
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