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