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[nee-soh-sil-i-kit, -keyt, nes-oh-] /ˌni soʊˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt, ˌnɛs oʊ-/

noun, Mineralogy.
any silicate, as olivine, in which the SiO 4 tetrahedra are not interlinked.


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