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Definitions of silica:

part of speech: noun

Dioxide of silicon, silicic anhydride, SiO2.

Usage examples for silica:

  • By analysis we can determine the exact relative amount of silica of phosphates, and of alkalies, contained in the ashes of the oats and of the hay. "Familiar Letters of Chemistry", Justus Liebig
  • Less common, but abundant locally, are soda, potash, iron, and silica "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith
  • The bead must only be examined for silica while hot, since on cooling it becomes opaque. "The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis", Frederick Hutton Getman

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