orthosilicate

noun

or·​tho·​silicate
¦ȯ(r)(ˌ)thō+
: a silicate containing the group SiO4 in which the ratio of silicon to oxygen is 1 to 4 : a salt or ester (as ethyl silicate) of orthosilicic acid : nesosilicate

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Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary orth- + silicate

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“Orthosilicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthosilicate. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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