How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"silico" is from "silex" (flint) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "silica" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Many of these artifacts are cut in fine greyish siliciferous limestone.|
|Typical sand found at the beach does not pose a silicosis threat.|