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smectite

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noun smec·tite \ˈsmek-ˌtīt\

Definition of smectite

smectitic

play \(ˌ)smek-ˈti-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of smectite

smectis fuller's earth, modification of Greek smēktris kind of fuller's earth, from smēchein to clean


First Known Use: 1811


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