adjective see montmorillonite

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  • montmorillonitic — mont·mo·ril·lon·it·ic …   English syllables

  • montmorillonitic — adjective see montmorillonite …   Useful english dictionary

  • montmorillonite — montmorillonitic /mont meuh ril euh nit ik/, adj. /mont meuh ril euh nuyt /, n. any of a group of clay minerals characterized by the ability to expand when they absorb large quantities of water. Also called smectite. [1850 55; named after… …   Universalium

  • montmorillonite — noun Etymology: French, from Montmorillon, commune in western France Date: 1854 a soft clayey water absorbent mineral that is a hydrous aluminum silicate • montmorillonitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Medicinal clay — German medicinal clay (Luvos Heilerde) consisting of loess, i.e. a mixture of sand, clay, and silt The use of medicinal clay in folk medicine goes back to prehistoric times. The indigenous peoples around the world still use clay widely, which is… …   Wikipedia

  • montmorillonite — /ˌmɒntməˈrɪlənaɪt/ (say .montmuh riluhnuyt) noun any of a group of clay minerals which expand when they absorb water in large quantities. {from Montmorillon, France} –montmorillonitic /ˌmɒntməˌrɪləˈnɪtɪk/ (say .montmuh.riluh nitik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • sauconite — ˈsȯkəˌnīt noun ( s) Etymology: Upper Saucon, Lehigh County, Penn., its locality + English ite : a montmorillonitic mineral Zn3Si4D10(OH)2.nH2O consisting of a basic hydrous zinc aluminum silicate isomorphous with saponite …   Useful english dictionary

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