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silicio — silicon (English)
A brittle metalloid element with symbol Si and atomic number 14 that exists in two allotropic forms; occurs principally in sand, quartz, granite, feldspar, and clay. It is usually a grey crystalline solid but is also found as a brown amorphous powder. It is used in transistors, rectifiers, solar cells, and alloys. Its compounds are widely used in glass manufacture, the building industry, and in the form of silicones. (Source: CED)

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silicio (Spanish)
Un elemento frágil metaloide que existe en dos formas alotrópicas; se encuentra principalmente en arena, cuarzo, granito, feldespato, y arcilla. Es generalmente un sólido cristalino gris pero también se encuentra como polvo amorfo marrón. Se utiliza en transistores, rectificadores, células solares, y aleaciones. Sus compuestos son ampliamente utilizados en la fabricación de cristal, el sector de la construcción y bajo la forma de silicones. (Fuente: CED)

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