[fil-oh-sil-i-kit, -keyt] /ˌfɪl oʊˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/

any mineral having the tetrahedral groups linked in sheets, each group containing four oxygen atoms, three of which are shared with other groups so that the ratio of silicon atoms to oxygen atoms is two to five.
any of a class of silicate minerals, including talc, consisting of thin sheets


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