orthosilicate

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From ortho- +‎ silicate

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  • Hyphenation: ortho‧sili‧cate

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orthosilicate (plural orthosilicates)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) any salt or ester of orthosilicic acid, (M+)4SiO44− or Si(OR)4
  2. (mineralogy) any silicate mineral, such as garnet or olivine, in which the SiO4 tetrahedra do not share oxygen atoms with each other
    Synonyms: nesosilicate, island silicate

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