[ nee-soh-sil-i-kit, -keyt, nes-oh- ]
/ ˌni soʊˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt, ˌnɛs oʊ- /
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any silicate, as olivine, in which the SiO4 tetrahedra are not interlinked.
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Origin of nesosilicate
<Greek nêso(s) island + silicate
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