Definition of Smectite

1. n. A hydrous silicate of alumina, of a greenish color, which, in certain states of humidity, appears transparent and almost gelatinous.



Definition of Smectite

1. Noun. (minerology) Any of many clay phyllosilicate minerals that have a relatively open structure ¹

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Definition of Smectite

1. a clayey mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Smectite

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smectite

smearer
smearers
smearier
smeariest
smearily
smeariness
smearing
smearings
smearproof
smears
smeary
smeath
smeaths
smectic
smectics
smectite (current term)
smectites
smectitic
smectogen
smectogens
smeddum
smeddums
smee
smeech
smeeched
smeeches
smeeching
smeek
smeeked
smeeking

Literary usage of Smectite

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1. Petralogy. A Treatise on Rocks by John Pinkerton (1811)
"MODE V. smectite. This substance is commonly called fullers' earth; but as the latter word would here seem rather a solecism, it may be preferable to adopt ..."

2. Fluid Flow Through Faults and Fractures in Argillaceous Formations by Nuclear Energy Agency (1998)
"The smectite- illite transformation has been investigated by numerous authors since WEAVER (1959 [18]) first concluded that smectite is altered below 3300 m ..."

3. The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana. 1837-1868: Descriptive Mineralogy by James Dwight Dana, Edward Salisbury Dana (1892)
"Unctuous. Does not adhere to the tongue. Softens in water. smectite. ... but smectite and the Reigate fuller's earth, owing to the impurities present, ..."

4. Soil Physics and Rice by International Rice Research Institute (1985)
"Kaolinite and smectite Red or brown kaolinitic soils on upland slopes alternate with black smectite clay soils in valleys or plains over large areas in ..."

5. A System of Mineralogy: Descriptive Mineralogy, Comprising the Most Recent by James Dwight Dana, George Jarvis Brush (1868)
"smectite is a mountain-green, oil-green, and grayish- green clay, from Cilley in Lower Styria ... smectite, but containing more alumina. 0. ratio for B, Si, ..."

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