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Meaning of smectite by Wiktionary Dictionary



    smectite ( plural: smectites )

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

Definition of smectite by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Smectite n. [G. smectit, fr. Gr. a kind of fuller's earth, fr. to wipe off.] ( Min. ) A hydrous silicate of alumina, of a greenish color, which, in certain states of humidity, appears transparent and almost gelatinous.