Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A salt of orthosilicic acid where the ratio of oxygen atoms united to the basic metals and silicon respectively is 1:1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt of orthosilicic acid, H4SiO4; -- so called because the ratio of the oxygen atoms united to the basic metals and silicon respectively is 1:1; for example, Mg2SiO4 or 2MgO.SiO2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salt of orthosilicic acid (H4SiO4): so called because the ratio of oxygen atoms combined with the base to those combined with the silicon is 1:1. This is illustrated by zinc unisilicate, willemite, which has the formula Zn2SiO4 or 2ZnO.SiO2.

Etymologies

uni- +‎ silicate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While these greenish particles, which you may perhaps mistake for chrysolite, or some similar unisilicate, really contain the precious metal, they are not entirely composed of it.

    The Moon Metal

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