diatomite


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di·at·o·mite

 (dī-ăt′ə-mīt′)
n.
A fine, powdered diatomaceous earth used in industry as a filler, a filtering agent, an absorbent, a clarifier, and an insulator. Also called kieselguhr.

diatomite

(daɪˈætəˌmaɪt)
n
(Geological Science) a soft very fine-grained whitish rock consisting of the siliceous remains of diatoms deposited in the ocean or in ponds or lakes. It is used as an absorbent, filtering medium, insulator, filler, etc. See also diatomaceous earth
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Noun1.diatomite - a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering materialdiatomite - a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material
filter - device that removes something from whatever passes through it
earth, ground - the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"
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