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- n. The oxyanion of silicon SiO32- or any salt or mineral containing this ion
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- n. A salt of metasilicic acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A salt of the hypothetical metasilicic acid H2SiO3: often called in mineralogy a bisilicate: as, calcium metasilicate (the mineral wollastonite, CaSiO3 or CaO.SiO2).
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The inorganic natural fiber wollastonite is a calcium metasilicate with a chain structure consisting of at least 96.5 % CaO and SiO2.
Calcium metasilicate, CaSiO_3, occurs in nature as monoclinic crystals known as tabular spar or wollastonite; it may be prepared artificially from solutions of calcium chloride and sodium silicate.