attapulgite


attapulgite
\\ˌad.əˈpəlˌjīt\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Attapulgus, Ga. + English -ite
: a fibrous clay mineral typically (OH2)4Mg5Si8O20(OH)2.4H2O

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/at'euh pul"juyt/, n.
a clay mineral, basic hydrous silicate of magnesium and aluminum, the active ingredient of fuller's earth.
[named after Attapulgus, town in SW Georgia, U.S., near source of supply; see -ITE1]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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