ino·silicate | \¦inō, ¦īnō+\

Definition of inosilicate 

: a class of polymeric silicates in which the silicon-oxygen tetrahedral groups share half of their oxygen atoms so as to form straight chains of indefinite length also : a member of this class

called also metasilicate

— compare cyclosilicate, nesosilicate, phyllosilicate, sorosilicate, tectosilicate

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in- entry 3 + silicate

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