Infusorial
Infusorial In`fu*so"ri*al, a. (Zo["o]l.) Belonging to the Infusoria; composed of, or containing, Infusoria; as, infusorial earth. [1913 Webster]

{Infusorial earth} (Geol.), a deposit of fine, usually white, siliceous material, composed mainly of the shells of the microscopic plants called diatoms; also called {diatomaceous earth}, {kieselguhr}, and {diatomite}. It is used in polishing powder, and in the manufacture of dynamite. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • infusorial — [in΄fyo͞o sôr′ē əl] adj. of, consisting of, containing, or having the nature of, infusorians …   English World dictionary

  • infusorial — /in fyoo sawr ee euhl, sohr /, adj. pertaining to, containing, or consisting of infusorians: infusorial earth. [1840 50; INFUSORI(A) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • infusorial — in•fu•so•ri•al [[t]ˌɪn fyʊˈsɔr i əl, ˈsoʊr [/t]] adj. pertaining to, containing, or consisting of infusorians: infusorial earth[/ex] • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • infusorial — /ɪnfjuˈzɔriəl/ (say infyooh zawreeuhl) adjective containing or consisting of infusorians: infusorial earth …   Australian English dictionary

  • infusorial — adjective of, relating to, or containing infusoria See Also: infusorian …   Wiktionary

  • infusorial — in·fu so·ri·al || ‚ɪnfjuːzɔːrɪəl adj. of the Infusoria, pertaining to a class of class of one celled organisms (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • infusorial — in·fu·so·ri·al …   English syllables

  • infusorial — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷əl adjective Etymology: New Latin Infusoria + English al : relating to, containing, or having Infusoria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Infusorial earth — Infusorial In fu*so ri*al, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Belonging to the Infusoria; composed of, or containing, Infusoria; as, infusorial earth. [1913 Webster] {Infusorial earth} (Geol.), a deposit of fine, usually white, siliceous material, composed mainly of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infusorial earth — diatomaceous earth di a*to*ma ceous earth (Geol.), a deposit of fine, usually white, siliceous material, composed mainly of the shells of the microscopic plants called diatoms; also called {infusorial earth}, {kieselguhr}, and {diatomite}. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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