inosilicate

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of inosilicate

3in- + silicate


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