Diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth

a type of silica-rich dirt which is soft, fine-grained, porous, light-coloured, and composed of the skeletons of diatoms (one-celled marine organisms with skeletons based on silicon). It is used as a filter.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Diatomaceous_earth&oldid=65093"
First | Previous (Diatom) | Next (Diatoms) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.