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

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  • Montmorillonite — Catégorie IX : silicates[1] Montmorillonite …   Wikipédia en Français

  • montmorillonite — ● montmorillonite nom féminin Minéral argileux appartenant au groupe des smectites. (Abondante dans les sols de climat chaud, la montmorillonite est utilisée dans l industrie pour ses propriétés dégraissantes.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • montmorillonite — [mänt΄mə ril′ə nīt΄] n. [Fr, after Montmorillon, France + ite, ITE1] any of a group of very soft, monoclinic clay minerals, (Na,K,etc.)Al2Si4O10 (OH) 2·n H2O, that expand greatly in water or other liquids …   English World 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 — montmorilonitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Molio mineralas. formulė Formulę žr. priede. priedas( ai) Grafinis formatas atitikmenys: angl. montmorillonite rus. монтмориллонит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • montmorillonite — noun any of a group of soft, clay like silicate minerals having many industrial and technical uses …   Wiktionary

  • montmorillonite —    A clay mineral containing magnesium oxide (MgO) in its structure [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • montmorillonite — mont·mo·ril·lo·nì·te s.f. TS mineral. minerale di colore verde grigiastro costituito da silicato idrato di alluminio, magnesio e sodio, in grado di assorbire grandi quantità d acqua e utilizzato in varie applicazioni tecniche {{line}} {{/line}}… …   Dizionario italiano

  • montmorillonite — n. any of a type of clay minerals (used as an additive to a drilling mud) …   English contemporary dictionary

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