phyllosilicate

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phyllo- +‎ silicate

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  • Hyphenation: phyllo‧sili‧cate

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phyllosilicate (usually uncountable, plural phyllosilicates)

  1. (mineralogy) Any silicate mineral having a crystal structure of parallel sheets of silicate tetrahedra
    Synonym: sheet silicate

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