silicate

noun sil·i·cate \ ˈsi-lə-ˌkāt , -kət \

Definition of silicate

: a salt or ester derived from a silicic acid; especially : any of numerous insoluble often complex metal salts that contain silicon and oxygen in the anion, constitute the largest class of minerals, and are used in building materials (such as cement, bricks, and glass)

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Origin and Etymology of silicate

silicic (acid)


SILICATE Defined for English Language Learners

silicate

noun

Definition of silicate for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical that contains silicon and that is used in building materials (such as bricks, cement, and glass)


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silicate

noun sil·i·cate \ ˈsil-ə-ˌkāt , ˈsil-i-kət \

medical Definition of silicate

: a salt or ester derived from a silicic acid; especially : any of numerous insoluble often complex metal salts that contain silicon and oxygen in the anion and constitute the largest class of minerals

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