Origin of siliconesilic(o)- + -one
(countable and uncountable, plural silicones)
silicone - Computer Definition
A silicon-based synthetic substance, usually with various organics added. Silicone is characterized by relatively high resistance to heat and water, and is used in oils, greases, polishes, plastics, resins, adhesives, sealants, paints, etc. See also silicon.
A material that is used to make lubricants, sealants, adhesives, gels, coatings and breast implants. Silicone (pronounced "sill-uh-kone") is a compound of silicon (pronounced "sill-uh-kin") and other materials. See silicon.