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Silicon (Rbceffs)

Definition
A tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay, feldspar, granite, quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors. (Source: wordnet.princeton.edu)
Broader Term
Group IV elements (Rbceff)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Carbon (Rbceffc)
Lead (Metal) (Rbceffm)
Tin (Rbcefft)