inosilicate

[in-uh-sil-i-kit, -keyt, ahy-nuh-]

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.

Origin of inosilicate

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