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siloxane

[si-lok-seyn] /sɪˈlɒk seɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
any of the class of compounds containing the structural unit R 2 SiO, where R is an organic group or hydrogen.
Origin of siloxane
1920-1925
1920-25; sil(icon) + ox(ygen) + -ane
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British Dictionary definitions for siloxane

siloxane

/sɪˈlɒkseɪn/
noun
1.
any of a class of compounds containing alternate silicon and oxygen atoms with the silicon atoms bound to hydrogen atoms or organic groups. Many are highly complex polymers See also silicone
Word Origin
C20: from sil(icon) + ox(ygen) + (meth)ane
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