Definition of Diatomites

1. Noun. (plural of diatomite) ¹



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Definition of Diatomites

1. diatomite [n] - See also: diatomite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diatomites

diathermies
diathermocoagulation
diathermometer
diathermous
diathermy
diathermy machine
diatheses
diathesis
diathetic
diatom
diatomaceous
diatomaceous earth
diatomic
diatomics
diatomite
diatomites (current term)
diatomous
diatoms
diatonic
diatonic scale
diatonic scales
diatonically
diatonism
diatoric
diatreme
diatremes
diatribe
diatribes
diatribist
diatribists

Literary usage of Diatomites

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... is a series of diatomites, silts, and sands, which yielded no archeological materials. ... deposits were similar silts, sands, and diatomites (the ..."

2. Fossil Elephantoids from the Hominid-Bearing Awash Group, Middle Awash by Jon E. Kalb, Assefa Mebrate (1993)
"This member is readily distinguished by massive diatomites at the top and delimited from the Asa Member by equally massive, stratified tuffs occurring at ..."

3. Fluid Flow Through Faults and Fractures in Argillaceous Formations by Nuclear Energy Agency (1998)
"... but is particularly associated with clean sandstones, silts and diatomites [17,18]. In predominantly argillaceous rock sequences, ..."

4. Disinfection and the Preservation of Food by Samuel Rideal (1903)
"... earths," but preferably termed diatomites, from their consisting largely of the silicious shields of diatoms. By calcining to gel rid of water and ..."

5. Agricultural Marketing Directory for U.S. & Africa Trade by Mary E. Lassanyi, Wayne Olson (1997)
"There is no mining in Djibouti, although deposits of perlite, limestone, gypsum, salt, and diatomites have been discovered. Energy resources are very ..."

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