adjective see smectite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • smectitic — smec·tit·ic …   English syllables

  • smectitic — adjective see smectite …   Useful english dictionary

  • smectite — noun Etymology: smectis fuller s earth, modification of Greek smēktris kind of fuller s earth, from smēchein to clean Date: 1811 montmorillonite • smectitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • clay mineral — any of a group of hydrous aluminum silicate minerals, as kaolinite, illite, and montmorillonite, that constitute the major portion of most clays. [1945 50] * * * Any of a group of important hydrous aluminum silicates with a layered structure and… …   Universalium

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