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silicide

[sil-uh-sahyd, -sid] /ˈsɪl əˌsaɪd, -sɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a compound of two elements, one of which is silicon.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; silic(on) + -ide
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for silicide

silicide

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