Definition of siliconize in English:


(British 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The fluid was aspirated after each 60-mL infusion, pooled in a sterile siliconized container, and immediately transported on ice to the laboratory.’
    • ‘The tissue was sandwiched between a positively charged glass slide and a siliconized coverslip and incubated for 30 min at room temperature.’