tektosilicate

or tec·to·sil·i·cate

[tek-toh-sil-i-kit, -keyt]

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.

Nearby words

  1. tekakwitha,
  2. tekakwitha, kateri,
  3. tekkie,
  4. teknonymy,
  5. tektite,
  6. tel,
  7. tel aviv,
  8. tel el amarna,
  9. tel-,
  10. tel- 1


Origin of tektosilicate

< Greek tēktó(s) molten + silicate

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