Definition of siliconize in English:


Line breaks: sili¦con|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪlɪkənʌɪz
(also siliconise)


[with object] (often as adjective siliconized)
  • Coat or otherwise treat (something) with silicone: modern siliconized tubes are less irritant than the old rubber catheters
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    • It is nonlatex and is siliconized for ease of insertion.
    • The glass sleeves were inserted into the drilled-out tops of 1.5 ml siliconized polypropylene tubes, and the holder was cemented to the tube top with silicone sealant.
    • After clearing the anthers for 1-5 min in 45% acetic acid, the meiotic cells were squeezed out of the anthers in a fresh drop of 45% acetic acid and squashed lightly under a siliconized cover glass.

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