diatomite

noun
di·​at·​o·​mite | \ dī-ˈa-tə-ˌmīt How to pronounce diatomite (audio) \

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1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Diatomite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diatomite. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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diatomite

noun
di·​at·​o·​mite | \ dī-ˈat-ə-ˌmīt How to pronounce diatomite (audio) \

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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