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nesosilicate

[nee-soh-sil-i-kit, -keyt, nes-oh-] /ˌni soʊˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt, ˌnɛs oʊ-/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
any silicate, as olivine, in which the SiO 4 tetrahedra are not interlinked.
Origin
< Greek nêso(s) island + silicate
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