palygorskite

noun
pal·​y·​gor·​skite | \ ˌpaləˈgȯrˌskīt \
plural -s

Definition of palygorskite

: a hydrous basic silicate (Mg3, Al2)Si4O10(OH)2.H2O of magnesium and aluminum that belongs to the family of clay minerals

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History and Etymology for palygorskite

modification of German paligorskit, from the locality in the Ural mountains near which it was found

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“Palygorskite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palygorskite. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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