sorosilicate

noun so·ro·silicate \¦sōr(ˌ)ō+\

Definition of sorosilicate

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of sorosilicate

Greek sōros heap + English silicate


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