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Any of a class of chemical compounds of silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen, based on the repeating structural unit H2SiO.
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(Elements & Compounds) any of a class of compounds containing alternate silicon and oxygen atoms with the silicon atoms bound to hydrogen atoms or organic groups. Many are highly complex polymers. See also silicone
[C20: from sil(icon) + ox(ygen) + (meth)ane]
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any of the class of chemical compounds containing the structural unit R2SiO, where R is an organic group or hydrogen.
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|Noun||1.||siloxane - any of a large class of compounds that have alternate silicon and oxygen atoms|
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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