Definition of silastic in English:

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silastic

Pronunciation: /siˈlastik/

noun

trademark
Silicone rubber.
Example sentences
  • The implants are made of vulcanized silicone or silastic, a clear, hard, rubber-like material, and secured to the skeleton by insertion into a pocket or with small titanium screws that anchor to the underlying bone.
  • A silastic Foley catheter that is appropriate for the patient's urethra is inserted on completion of the bladder and abdominal wound closure.
  • Both polypropylene mesh bands and silastic rings have been used to prevent stretching of the newly created stomach outlet.

Origin

1940s: blend of silicon and elastic.

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Syllabification: si·las·tic

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