Met`a*si*lic"ic (?), a. [Pref. meta- + silicic.] Chem.

Designating an acid derived from silicic acid by the removal of water; of or pertaining to such an acid.

⇒ The salts of metasilicic acid are often called bisilicates, in mineralogy, as Wollastonite (CaSiO3).

Metasilicic acid Chem., a gelatinous substance, or white amorphous powder, analogous to carbonic acid, and forming many stable salts.


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