sorosilicate

[ sawr-oh-sil-i-kit, -keyt, sohr- ]
/ ˌsɔr oʊˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt, ˌsoʊr- /

noun Mineralogy.

any of the silicates in which each silicate tetrahedron shares one of its four oxygen atoms with a neighboring tetrahedron, the ratio of silicon to oxygen being two to seven.

Nearby words

  1. sororal,
  2. sororate,
  3. sororicide,
  4. sorority,
  5. sorority house,
  6. sorosis,
  7. sorption,
  8. sorrel,
  9. sorrel salt,
  10. sorrel tree


Origin of sorosilicate

< Greek sōró(s) heap + silicate

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