aluminium silicate

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aluminium silicate (plural aluminium silicates)

  1. A chemical compound composed of aluminium, silicon and oxygen, chemical formula Al2SiO5, found in minerals and clays in several forms and used commercially as food additive E559 as an anti-caking agent.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 176:
      One of the most famous diagrams in geology is a profoundly simple one that shows the different conditions required to grow one of three mineral varieties of aluminium silicate.

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