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tektosilicate

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[ tek-toh-sil-i-kit, -keyt ]
/ 藢t蓻k to蕣藞s瑟l 瑟 k瑟t, -藢ke瑟t /
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noun Mineralogy.
any silicate in which each tetrahedral group shares all its oxygen atoms with neighboring groups, the ratio of silicon to oxygen being 1 to 2.
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Origin of tektosilicate

<Greek t膿kt贸(s) molten + silicate

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