metasilicate etymology

English word metasilicate comes from English silicate, English meta-

Detailed word origin of metasilicate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
silicate English (eng) (chemistry) Any salt of silica or of one of the silicic acids; any mineral composed of silicates.
meta- English (eng) (pathology) Consequent on Having analogies with metaphysics. Pertaining to a level above or beyond. For example, metadata are data that describes data, metalanguage is language that describes language, etc. [From 17th century]. Transcending, encompassing (anatomy, and, zoology) Behind [From 19th century]. (botany, and, zoology) Later or subsequent [From 19th century]. (chemistry) Having [...]
metasilicate English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) The oxyanion of silicon SiO32- or any salt or mineral containing this ion.

Words with the same origin as metasilicate

Descendants of silicate
ferrosilite pentasil silicatian silicatization uranosilite zinalsite
Descendants of meta-
meta metabelian metadata metadatum metadiscussion metafilm metagalaxy metagastrula metahohmannite metalithium metamathematics metamirror metanephrine metanetwork metaphilosophy metaphosphoric metapostnotal metaprotaspis metaprotocol metapuzzle metapyrocatechase metaregression metatarsal metathinking metaxylem