nesosilicate

nesosilicate

[¦nes·ō′sil·ə·kət]
(mineralogy)
A mineral (such as olivine) composed of independent silicon-oxygen tetrahedra bonded by ionic bonds, without sharing of oxygens.
References in periodicals archive ?
Spek, "Low-temperature structure of lithium nesosilicate, [Li.sub.4]Si[O.sub.4], and its Li1s and O1s X-ray photoelectron spectrum," Acta Crystallographica Section B, vol.
(1993) Poldervaartite, Ca(C[a.sub.0.5]M[n.sub.0.5])[(Si[O.sub.3]OH).sub.3], a new acid nesosilicate from the Kalahari manganese field, South Africa: Crystal structure and description.
Nesosilicates: Insular Si[O.sub.4]: Classes 51-54, 113 pages, 147 descriptions, 1.30 per page