tectosilicate

noun tec·to·silicate \¦tek(ˌ)tō+\

Definition of tectosilicate

  1. :  a polymeric silicate in which the silicon-oxygen tetrahedral groups are linked by sharing all of their oxygen atoms with other such groups so as to form a three-dimensional structure or network — compare cyclosilicate

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Origin and Etymology of tectosilicate

Latin tectum roof, building + English -o- + silicate — more at tectum


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