diatomite definition

  • noun:
    • a superb, powdered diatomaceous planet found in industry as a filler, a filtering agent, an absorbent, a clarifier, and an insulator. Also referred to as kieselguhr.
    • A fine, powdery earth formed from skeletons of diatoms
    • Diatomaceous planet; infusorial planet.
    • a light earth composed of siliceous diatom remains and sometimes made use of as a filtering product
    • an excellent, powdered diatomaceous planet used in industry as a filler, a filtering agent, an absorbent, a clarifier, and an insulator. Also called kieselguhr.
    • a superb, powdery planet formed from skeletons of diatoms
    • Diatomaceous earth; infusorial planet.
    • a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom stays and frequently used as a filtering material

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