Definition of Siliceous

1. Adjective. Relating to or containing or resembling silica. "Gritrock is siliceous sandstone"

Exact synonyms: Silicious
Partainyms: Silica, Silica
Derivative terms: Silica, Silica



Definition of Siliceous

1. a. Of or pertaining to silica; containing silica, or partaking of its nature.

Definition of Siliceous

1. Adjective. (chemistry) of, relating to, consisting of, or resembling silica ¹

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Definition of Siliceous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Siliceous

1. Containing silica. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Siliceous

silicalites
silicas
silicate
silicate cement
silicate planet
silicate planets
silicate restorations
silicated
silicatein
silicates
silicatian
silicatosis
silicea
silicene
silicenes
siliceous (current term)
silici-
silician
silicic
silicic acid
silicic acids
silicic anhydride
silicicalcareous
silicide
silicides
siliciferous
silicification
silicifications
silicified
silicifies

Literary usage of Siliceous

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1. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph Le Conte (1903)
"siliceous DEPOSITS. Reference was made on page 42 to the vast areas of siliceous ... The beautiful siliceous skeletons of these microscopic algae form deep ..."

2. Geology by Alexander Henry Green (1882)
"The most important agents that bear a share in this work are very small plants of a low type, which frame siliceous cases for themselves, called Diatoms ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1879)
"The natural inference appeared to 'be that the calcareous fossils were once siliceous sponges, the siliceous parts of which had undergone replacement by ..."

4. Organic Remains of a Former World: An Examination of the Mineralized Remains by James Parkinson (1804)
"DIVIDED INTO siliceous, CALCAREOUS, ALUMINOUS, &C siliceous DIVIDED INTO ... and which we may term siliceous FOSSIL WOOD, may be divided into two kinds. ..."

5. Special Report by Geological Survey of Alabama, Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery (1891)
"When the limestone is highly siliceous, as is usually the case in this state, the calcareous matter has been thoroughly washed out, in exposed outcrops, ..."

6. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1910)
"The commonest concretions are siliceous, calcareous, and ferruginous, ... Among the most familiar examples of siliceous concretions are they&'w/j, ..."

7. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1906)
"30 feet Red sandstone, thence to 4ti „ Fine white argillaceous and siliceous sandstone, thence to 68 „ Fine siliceous sandstone, purely coherent, ..."

8. Geology of Wisconsin: Survey of 1873-1879 by Wisconsin Chief Geologist (1880)
"All these seem to be remains enclosed at the time of the formation of the rock. Some irregular dots of coal are present. This siliceous-schist is crossed by ..."

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