[ sawr-oh-sil-i-kit, -keyt, sohr- ]
/ ˌsɔr oʊˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt, ˌsoʊr- /
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.
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Origin of sorosilicate
< Greek sōró(s) heap + silicate
Words nearby sorosilicate
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