nesosilicate

[nee-soh-sil-i-kit, -keyt, nes-oh-]

noun Mineralogy.

any silicate, as olivine, in which the SiO4 tetrahedra are not interlinked.

Origin of nesosilicate

< Greek nêso(s) island + silicate
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