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Definition: 'Silicon'

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silicon (Si)

Type: Term

Pronunciation: sil′i-kon

Definitions:
1. A nonmetallic element, atomic no. 14, atomic wt. 28.0855, occurring in nature as silica and silicates; in pure form, used as a semiconductor and in the manufacture of solar cells; also found in certain polysaccharide structures in mammary tissue.

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