Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., the name given by Mendeléjeff to an element, the existence of which he predicted, occupying the same position in his fifth series that silicon does in the third. When this element was subsequently discovered it was named germanium.
- n. chemistry, element, obsolete The name given by Dmitri Mendeleev to the predicted element lying below silicon in the periodic table — later named germanium.
GNU Webster's 1913
- eka- + silicon (Wiktionary)
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