diatomaceous earth


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diatomaceous earth

n.
A light-colored porous rock composed of the shells of diatoms.

diatomaceous earth

n
1. (Geological Science) an unconsolidated form of diatomite. Also called: kieselguhr
2. (Minerals) an unconsolidated form of diatomite. Also called: kieselguhr

di′atoma′ceous earth′


n.
a fine siliceous earth composed chiefly of the cell walls of diatoms and used in filtration. Also called di•at•o•mite (daɪˈæt əˌmaɪt)
[1880–85]
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Noun1.diatomaceous earth - a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering materialdiatomaceous earth - 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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1 to 5 parts per hundred parts resin (phr) of one or more wax and from 75 phr to 200 phr of one or more extenders wherein the one or more extenders is selected from the group consisting of barium sulfate, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, crystalline silica (quartz), calcium metasilicate, soda lime glass spheres, magnesium silicate, nepheline syenite, muscovite mica, diatomaceous earth, kaolin clay and calcium carbonate.
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