sorosilicate

noun

so·​ro·​silicate
¦sōr(ˌ)ō+
: a class of polymeric silicates or a member thereof in which the silicon-oxygen groups are linked into limited clusters by sharing oxygen atoms (as in hemimorphite or in melilite or zunyite) and in some cases a portion of the silicon is replaced by aluminum compare cyclosilicate, inosilicate, nesosilicate, phyllosilicate, tectosilicate

Word History

Etymology

Greek sōros heap + English silicate

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“Sorosilicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sorosilicate. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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