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silica

 [sil´ĭ-kah]
silicon dioxide, which occurs in nature as agate, amethyst, sand, quartz, chalcedony, cristobalite, and flint; it is one of the major constituents of dental porcelain, and in granular form serves as a dental abrasive and polishing agent. See also silicosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sil·i·ca

(sil'i-kă),
The chief constituent of sand, hence of glass.
[Mod. L. fr. L. silex (silic-), flint]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

silica

Homeopathy
Silica, see there.

Toxicology
The highly fibrogenic mineral form of silicon, silicon dioxide.

Silica

Homeopathy
A homeopathic remedy prepared from quartz, which is used to stimulate the immune system and to treat abscesses, acne, athlete’s foot, breast cysts, earache, fractures, haemorrhoids, infections (colds, flu and otitis), insomnia, lymphadenopathy, periodontal disease, poor bone growth and sweating.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

sil·i·ca

(sil'i-kă)
The chief constituent of sand, hence of glass.
Synonym(s): silicon dioxide.
[Mod. L. fr. L. silex (silic-), flint]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Silica

A substance (silicon dioxide) occurring in quartz sand, flint, and agate. It is used in making glass, scouring and grinding powders, pottery, etc.
Mentioned in: Silicosis
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

sil·i·ca

(sil'i-kă)
The chief constituent of sand, hence of glass.
Synonym(s): silicon dioxide.
[Mod. L. fr. L. silex (silic-), flint]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012