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[si-lok-seyn] /sɪˈlɒk seɪn/
noun, Chemistry
any of the class of compounds containing the structural unit R 2 SiO, where R is an organic group or hydrogen.
Origin of siloxane
1920-25; sil(icon) + ox(ygen) + -ane Unabridged
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Examples from the web for siloxane
  • People in the industry also sought to develop rigid, gas-permeable lenses made primarily with siloxane-containing components.
  • Silicone compounds in these formulations consist mostly of linear dimethyl siloxane polymers.
British Dictionary definitions for siloxane


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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