inosilicate

[ in-uh-sil-i-kit, -keyt, ahy-nuh- ]
/ ˌɪn əˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt, ˌaɪ nə- /

noun Mineralogy.

any silicate having a structure consisting of paired parallel chains of tetrahedral silicate groups, every other of which shares an oxygen atom with a group of the other chain, the ratio of silicon to oxygen being 4 to 11.

Nearby words

  1. inorganization,
  2. inosamine,
  3. inoscopy,
  4. inosculate,
  5. inosemia,
  6. inosine,
  7. inosine pranobex,
  8. inosinic acid,
  9. inositol,
  10. inosituria


Origin of inosilicate

< Greek īno- (combining form of ī́s fiber, sinew) + silicate

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