Lemnian earth

noun

Lem·​nian earth ˈlem-nē-ən-ˈərth How to pronounce Lemnian earth (audio)
: a gray to yellow or red clay obtained from the Greek island of Lemnos and formerly used in medicine as an adsorbent and protective

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“Lemnian earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Lemnian%20earth. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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