- A pungent flammable gas, SiH4, that is toxic and irritating, used in the manufacture of semiconductors.
- Any of a group of silicon hydrides having the general formula SinH2n+2 that are analogous to the alkanes.
Origin of silanesil(icon) + –ane.
- (chemistry) Any of a group of silicon hydrides that are analogous to alkanes (the paraffin hydrocarbons); especially the parent compound SiH4
- (inorganic chemistry) monosilane (SiH₄)
- aliens, A-lines, alines, saline, Selina, slaine