Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. 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.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Blend of silicone and plastic

Examples

  • Have you not heard tell of the best way to deal with a Silastic Amourfiend: to lock him in a room by himself as he will beat himself up sooner or later?

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • The Silastic Armorfiends disagreed and pulverized the computer.

    Life, the Universe, and Everything

  • Eventually they realized that this was something they were going to have to sort out, and they passed a law decreeing that anyone who had to carry a weapon as part of his normal Silastic work

    Life, the Universe, and Everything

  • Dow Corning healthcare representatives will also be available to discuss the recent announcement of an agreement with PolyOne to distribute Dow Corning® brand and Silastic® brand silicone products to healthcare device manufacturers in the U.S.,

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • Polypropylene mesh band or Silastic ® ring (nonadjustable)

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • • A Silastic tube or silver probe can be inserted into the opening of the duct and the course of the duct followed.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • A Silastic catheter is placed in the duct and the wound repaired with fine sutures.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • N. N. Sarkar, “Low-Dose Intravaginal Estradiol Delivery Using a Silastic Vaginal Ring for Estrogen Replacement Therapy in Postmenopausal Women: A Review,” European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care 8, no.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.