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[in-uh-sil-i-kit, -keyt, ahy-nuh-] /ˌɪn əˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt, ˌaɪ nə-/
noun, Mineralogy
any silicate having a structure consisting of paired parallel chains of tetrahedral silicate groups, every other of which shares an oxygen atom with a group of the other chain, the ratio of silicon to oxygen being 4 to 11.
Origin of inosilicate
< Greek īno- (combining form of ī́s fiber, sinew) + silicate Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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