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tektosilicate

or tec·to·sil·i·cate

[ tek-toh-sil-i-kit, -keyt ]
/ ˌtɛk toʊˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt /
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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 tēktó(s) molten + silicate

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