(Sil`i*co*flu"or*ide) n. (Chem.) A fluosilicate; a salt of silicofluoric acid.
(||Sil`i*coi"de*a) n. pl. [NL. See Silex, and -oid.] (Zoöl.) An extensive order of Porifera, which
includes those that have the skeleton composed mainly of siliceous fibers or spicules.
(Sil"i*con) n. [See Silica.] (Chem.) A nonmetalic element analogous to carbon. It always occurs
combined in nature, and is artificially obtained in the free state, usually as a dark brown amorphous
powder, or as a dark crystalline substance with a meetallic luster. Its oxide is silica, or common quartz,
and in this form, or as silicates, it is, next to oxygen, the most abundant element of the earth's crust.
Silicon is characteristically the element of the mineral kingdom, as carbon is of the organic world. Symbol
Si. Atomic weight 28. Called also silicium.
(Sil`i*co*tung"stic) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of a series of
double acids of silicon and tungsten, known in the free state, and also in their salts (called silicotungstates).
(||Si*lic"u*la) n. [L.] (Bot.) A silicle.
(Sil"i*cule) n. (Bot.) A silicle.
(Si*lic"u*lose`) a. [NL. siliculosus, fr. L. silicula: cf. F. siliculeux. See Silicle.]
1. (Bot.) Bearing silicles; pertaining to, or resembling, silicles.
2. Full of, or consisting of, husks; husky. [Obs.]
(Si*lig"i*nose`) a.[L. siligineus, fr. siligo, -inis, fine and very white wheat.] Made of fine
wheat. [Obs.] Bailey.
Siling dish, a colander. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Sil"ing) a. & n. from Sile to strain. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Sil"i*qua) n.; pl. Siliquæ [L. See Silique.]
1. (Bot.) Same as Silique.