cyclosilicate


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cyclosilicate

[¦sī·klō′sil·ə‚kāt]
(mineralogy)
A silicate having the SiO4 tetrahedra linked to form rings, with a silicon-oxygen ratio of 1:3, such as Si3O96- or Si6O1812-. Also known as ring silicate.
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18], is a common, rock-forming cyclosilicate mineral, generally occuring within granites and granitic pegmatites.