aluminosilicate

noun
alu·​mi·​no·​sil·​i·​cate | \ ə-ˌlü-mə-nō-ˈsi-lə-ˌkāt How to pronounce aluminosilicate (audio) , -ˈsi-li-kət \

Definition of aluminosilicate

: a combined silicate and aluminate

First Known Use of aluminosilicate

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aluminosilicate

Latin alumin-, alumen + -o- + International Scientific Vocabulary silicate

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“Aluminosilicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aluminosilicate. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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