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[Greek sēpion, cuttlebone (from sēpiā, cuttlefish; see sepia) + -lite.]


(Minerals) another name for meerschaum1
[C19: from German Sepiolith, from Greek sēpion bone of a cuttlefish; see sepia, -lite]


(ˈmɪər ʃəm, -ʃɔm)

1. a mineral, hydrous magnesium silicate, H4Mg2Si3O10, occurring in white, claylike masses, used esp. for pipe bowls; sepiolite.
2. a tobacco pipe with a bowl made of meerschaum.
[1775–85; < German Meerschaum, literally, sea foam]
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Noun1.sepiolite - a white clayey mineral
meerschaum - a pipe having a bowl made of meerschaum
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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The silicate minerals such as zeolite, attapulgite, kaolinite, smectite, and sepiolite are found to be effective as non-toxic, cheap, ecologically advantageous and affordable materials based on their high sorption capacity and ionexchange properties (Murray, 2000; Slamova et al.
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