silicate etymology

English word silicate comes from English silicon, English -ule ((rare, scientific) Diminutive suffix.)

Detailed word origin of silicate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
silicon English (eng) (chemistry, countable) A single atom of this element.. (chemistry, uncountable) A nonmetallic element (symbol Si) with an atomic number of 14 and atomic weight of 28.0855. (slang) computer processor. (slang) computing.
-ule English (eng) (rare, scientific) Diminutive suffix.
silicate English (eng) (chemistry) Any salt of silica or of one of the silicic acids; any mineral composed of silicates.

Words with the same origin as silicate

Descendants of silicon
Silicon Valley aluminio-silicate barysilite bisilicate borosilicate disilicate disiloxane hexasiloxane in silico metasilicate natrosilite oligosiloxane pentasiloxane polysiloxane sila-explosive silician silicide silicyne siloxane silsesquioxane sima tetrasilicate titan-osilicate trisiloxane
Descendants of -ule
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