neosilicate etymology

English word neosilicate comes from English neo-, English silicate

Detailed word origin of neosilicate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
neo- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Being a newly-discovered or -synthesized variant of an existing compound. (organic chemistry) Having a structure, similar to that of neopentane, in which each hydrogen atom of a methyl group has been replaced by an alkyl group. Contemporary. New.
silicate English (eng) (chemistry) Any salt of silica or of one of the silicic acids; any mineral composed of silicates.
neosilicate English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) any simple silicate mineral in which the SiO4 tetrahedra are isolated and have metal ions as neighbours.

Words with the same origin as neosilicate

Descendants of neo-
Neoplatonic neo neobehaviourism neoburlesque neoclassical neocommunism neoconservativism neocortex neodymium neoepithelialization neogrammatical neoliberalist neolite neomercantilism neonatal neopatrimonial neopenis neophallus neoplasia neorealism neotetrazolium neothalamus neotraditional neourethra
Descendants of silicate
ferrosilite pentasil silicatian silicatization uranosilite zinalsite