sesquisilicate

noun

ses·​qui·​silicate
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1
: a silicate (such as sodium sesquisilicate) that is intermediate between two silicates
2
: a mixture of an orthosilicate or metasilicate and a disilicate used especially in smelting

Word History

Etymology

sesqui- + silicate

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“Sesquisilicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sesquisilicate. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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