diatomite

noun di·at·o·mite \ dī-ˈa-tə-ˌmīt \

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1887

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diatomite

noun di·at·o·mite \ dī-ˈat-ə-ˌmīt \

medical Definition of diatomite

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

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