tectosilicate

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From tecto- +‎ silicate

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  • Hyphenation: tecto‧sili‧cate

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tectosilicate ‎(plural tectosilicates)

  1. (mineralogy) Any of various silicate minerals, mostly aluminosilicates, with a three-dimensional framework of silicate tetrahedra with SiO2 or a 1:2 ratio, making up the greater part of Earth's crust.

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