diatomaceous
diatomaceous di`a*to*ma"ceous (d[imac]`[.a]*t[-o]*m[=a]"sh[u^]s), a. [See {Diatomous}.] consisting of or containing diatoms or their fossils; as, diatomaceous earth (used as a component of dynamite). [PJC]

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  • diatomaceous — adj. containing diatoms or fossils of diatoms (type of single celled marine organism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diatomaceous — di·a·to·ma·ceous …   English syllables

  • diatomaceous — di•a•to•ma•ceous [[t]ˌdaɪ ə təˈmeɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. gel mcr pal consisting of or containing diatoms or their fossil remains • Etymology: 1840–50; < NL Diatomace(ae) an order name (see diatom, aceae) + ous …   From formal English to slang

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