or tectosilicate
[tek-toh-sil-i-kit, -keyt] /ˌtɛk toʊˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/
noun, Mineralogy.
any silicate in which each tetrahedral group shares all its oxygen atoms with neighboring groups, the ratio of silicon to oxygen being 1 to 2.


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