tectosilicate

noun
tec·​to·​silicate | \ ¦tek(ˌ)tō+ \

Definition of tectosilicate

: 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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History and Etymology for tectosilicate

Latin tectum roof, building + English -o- + silicate

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“Tectosilicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tectosilicate. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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