Definition of Silicate

1. Noun. A salt or ester derived from silicic acid.

Generic synonyms: Salt

Definition of Silicate

1. n. A salt of silicic acid.

Definition of Silicate

1. Noun. (chemistry) Any salt of silica or of one of the silicic acids; any mineral composed of silicates ¹

2. Adjective. silicated ¹

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Definition of Silicate

1. a chemical salt [n -S]

Medical Definition of Silicate

1. A salt of silicic acid. In mineralogical chemistry the silicates include; the unisilicates or orthosilicates, salts of orthosilicic acid; the bisilicates or metasilicates, salts of metasilicic acid; the polysilicates or acid silicates, salts of the polysilicic acids; the basic silicates or subsilicates, in which the equivalent of base is greater than would be required to neutralize the acid; and the hydrous silicates, including the zeolites and many hydrated decomposition products. Origin: Cf. F. Silicate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silicate

silica dust
silica gel
silica granuloma
silica group
silicate (current term)
silicate cement
silicate planet
silicate planets
silicate restorations

Literary usage of Silicate

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1. A Dictionary of Chemical Solubilities: Inorganic by Arthur Messinger Comey, Dorothy Anna Hahn (1921)
"Easily decomp. by HC1+ Aq. Aluminum sodium silicate sulphide. ... Boron calcium silicate. See Borate silicate, calcium, and silicate borate, calcium. ..."

2. Elements of Inorganic Chemistry: Including the Applications of the Science by Thomas Graham (1858)
"The silicic acid and silicate of such mixtures do not separate by crystallization, ... The silicate of lime, and the silicate of the protoxide of iron, ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1890)
"Oxygen ratio 1 : 1 for each silicate and for the compound ; now a ... 0 ratio 6 : 3 for each silicate=2 : 1 ; for the compound ..."

4. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"Kuhlmann believed tliat, by washing the surface of the stone, or soaking into the substance of the stone a solution of silicate of potash or soda, ..."

5. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"When this silicate was digested for twenty-four hours, at a gentle heat, with solutions of sulphate of magnesia and of chloride of magnesium, not a trace of ..."

6. A Dictionary of Chemical Solubilities: Inorganic by Arthur Messinger Comey (1896)
"More or less attacked by HC1, HNO„ or H.¡S04 + Aq, according to the concentration. (Didier, С. R. 101. 882.) Cerium didymium lanthanum silicate, 2(Ce, La, ..."

7. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"This process is probably one connected with the formation of a silicate of magnesia. Bischof has already insisted upon the sparing solubility of this ..."

8. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1853)
"The composition of the double silicate of alumina and lime in lut) parts is— From this soda silicate the other compounds of the same class may be readily ..."

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