zinc silicate

noun

Definition of zinc silicate

: a silicate of zinc especially : the fluorescent crystalline orthosilicate that occurs in nature as willemite, that is made synthetically from zinc oxide and silica or a silicate solution, and that is used in activated form in phosphors

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“Zinc silicate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zinc%20silicate. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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