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

Word History


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

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“Palygorskite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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