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(sil′ĭ-kōn″)

[silic(on) + -one]

1. An organic chemical compound composed of silicon and oxygen in association with other elements such as carbon or halogens.
2. Any of a group of polymeric organic silicon compounds used in adhesives, lubricants, synthetic rubber, and prostheses.

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