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diatomaceous

[ dahy-uh-tuh-mey-shuhs ]
/ ˌdaɪ ə təˈmeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
consisting of or containing diatoms or their fossil remains.
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Origin of diatomaceous

1840–50; <New Latin Diatomace(ae) an order name (see diatom, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for diatomaceous

diatomaceous
/ (ˌdaɪətəˈmeɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, consisting of, or containing diatoms or their fossil remains
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