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An absorbent aluminum silicate clay formed from volcanic ash and used in various adhesives, cements, and ceramic fillers.

[After Benton Formation of the Rock Creek district in eastern Wyoming.]

ben′ton·it′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Minerals) relating to bentonite
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Adj.1.bentonitic - of or relating to or containing bentonite
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Trabelsi-Ayadi, "Characterization of bentonitic clays and their use as adsorbent," Desalination, vol.
Cecilio, "A modification to the hantzsch method to obtain pyridines in a one pot reaction: use of a bentonitic clay in a dry medium," Heterocyclic Communications, vol.