diatomite

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noun di·at·o·mite \dī-ˈa-tə-ˌmīt\

Definition of diatomite

First Known Use of diatomite

1887


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diatomite

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noun di·at·o·mite \dī-ˈat-ə-ˌmīt\

Medical Definition of diatomite

  1. :  a light friable siliceous material derived chiefly from diatom remains and used especially as a filter—called also diatomaceous earth


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