bentonite


ben·ton·ite

noun \ˈben-tə-ˌnīt\

Definition of BENTONITE

:  an absorptive and colloidal clay used especially as a sealing agent or suspending agent (as of drugs)
ben·ton·it·ic \ˌben-tə-ˈni-tik\ adjective

Origin of BENTONITE

Fort Benton, Montana
First Known Use: 1898

ben·ton·ite

noun \ˈbent-ən-ˌīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BENTONITE

: an absorptive and colloidal clay used in pharmacy especially to stabilize suspensions
ben·ton·it·ic \ˌbent-ən-ˈit-ik\ adjective

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