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so•ro•sil•i•cate



Pronunciation: (sôr"ō-sil'i-kit, -kāt", sōr"-), [key]
n. Mineral.
any of the silicates in which each silicate tetrahedron shares one of its four oxygen atoms with a neighboring tetrahedron, the ratio of silicon to oxygen being two to seven. Cf. cyclosilicate, inosilicate, nesosilicate, tektosilicate.

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