clay mineral


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clay mineral

n.
Any of various hydrous silicates that have a fine crystalline structure and are components of clay.

clay mineral

n
(Minerals) any of a group of minerals consisting of hydrated aluminium silicates: the major constituents of clays

clay′ min`eral


n.
any of a group of hydrous aluminum silicate minerals, as kaolinite, illite, and montmorillonite, that constitute the major portion of most clays.
[1945–50]
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