diatomaceous

diatomaceous
/duy'euh teuh may"sheuhs/, adj.
consisting of or containing diatoms or their fossil remains.
[1840-50; < NL Diatomace(ae) an order name (see DIATOM, -ACEAE) + -OUS]

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  • 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 used in polishing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diatomaceous earth — n DIATOMITE * * * infusorial e …   Medical dictionary

  • Diatomaceous earth — A sample of diatomaceous earth Diatomaceous earth (  / …   Wikipedia

  • diatomaceous earth — a fine siliceous earth composed chiefly of the cell walls of diatoms: used in filtration, as an abrasive, etc. Also called diatomite /duy at euh muyt /, kieselguhr. [1880 85] * * * or kieselguhr Light coloured, porous, and friable sedimentary… …   Universalium

  • diatomaceous 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

  • diatomaceous earth — A mineral formed by deposition of siliceous remains of diatoms, microscopic aquatic life forms. Diatomaceous earth has long been used as a catalyst support. Also known as Kieselguhr …   Petroleum refining glossary

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