silane definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Any of a group of silicon hydrides having the general formula SiH that are analogous to the paraffin hydrocarbons.
Origin: sil(icon) + (meth)ane.
silane - Medical Definition
Any of a group of highly reactive hydrocarbons containing tetravalent silicon instead of carbon.