Silastic

A type of flexible, inert silicone rubber, used especially in prosthetic medicine to make devices such as shunts to control hydrocephalus, artificial heart valves and breast implants.

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  • Silastic — (a portmanteau of silicone and plastic ) is a trademark registered in 1948 by Dow Corning Corporation [http://www.uspto.gov] for flexible, inert silicone elastomer. Today, the Silastic trademark refers to silicone elastomers, silicone tubing and… …   Wikipedia

  • Silastic — [si las′tik] [ SIL(ICONE RUBBER) + (EL)ASTIC] trademark for a soft, flexible, inert silicone rubber, used esp. in prosthetic medicine …   English World dictionary

  • Silastic® — /si lasˈtik/ (also without cap) noun A flexible silicone rubber, used in the manufacture of artificial limbs, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silastic — trademark used for a soft pliable plastic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Silastic — /si las tik/, Trademark. a brand name for any of a group of substances containing polymeric silicones, having the properties of rubber but more capable of withstanding extremely high and low temperatures and other causes of deterioration, used in …   Universalium

  • Silastic — Si·las·tic si las tik trademark used for a silicone material resembling rubber * * * Si·las·tic (sĭ lasґtik) trademark for polymeric silicone substances that have the properties of rubber but are biologically inert; used in surgical… …   Medical dictionary

  • Silastic — Si·las·tic …   English syllables

  • Silastic — sə̇ˈlastik, sīˈ trademark used for a soft pliable plastic …   Useful english dictionary

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