Definition of metasilicate in English:

metasilicate

noun

Chemistry
  • Originally: the anion SiO₃ 2−; a salt or mineral containing this. Later: any compound or mineral having cyclic or very long chain anions of formula (SiO₃ 2−)ₙ.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Odling (1829–1921), chemist. From meta- + silicate.

Pronunciation

metasilicate

/ˌmɛtəˈsɪlɪkət//ˌmɛtəˈsɪlɪkeɪt/