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 Sin H2n+2 that are analogous to the alkanes.
(inorganic chemistry) Monosilane (SiH₄)
Origin of silane
- sil(icon) –ane
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition