Smectite

smectite

(Science: chemical) A hydrous silicate of alumina, of a greenish colour, which, in certain states of humidity, appears transparent and almost gelatinous.

Origin: G. Smectit, fr. Gr. A kind of fuller's earth, fr. To wipe off.


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