Definition of orthosilicate in English:

orthosilicate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt containing the anion SiO₄ 4−; the anion itself; a salt or ester of orthosilicic acid; any mineral or other compound containing discrete tetrahedral SiO₄ anions.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

orthosilicate

/ˌɔːθə(ʊ)ˈsɪlɪkət//ˌɔːθə(ʊ)ˈsɪlɪkeɪt/