bentonite

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noun ben·ton·ite \ˈben-tə-ˌnīt\

Definition of bentonite

  1. :  an absorptive and colloidal clay used especially as a sealing agent or suspending agent (as of drugs)

bentonitic

play \ˌben-tə-ˈni-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of bentonite

Fort Benton, Montana


First Known Use: 1898


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bentonite

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noun ben·ton·ite \ˈbent-ən-ˌīt\

Medical Definition of bentonite

  1. :  an absorptive and colloidal clay used in pharmacy especially to stabilize suspensions

bentonitic

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