- consisting of or containing diatoms or their fossil remains.
Origin of diatomaceous
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Examples from the Web for diatomaceous
The shelf-ice is without doubt afloat, if the presence of sea-water and diatomaceous stains on the ice is of any account.The Home of the Blizzard
Diatomaceous earth is made up of remains of minute aquatic plants.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
The animal is in many respects a plant; for the diatomaceous creatures one knows hardly in which kingdom to find their place.Modern Skepticism
C. J. Ellicott
Wherever these circumstances coexist, diatomaceous forms will almost invariably be found.
- of, relating to, consisting of, or containing diatoms or their fossil remains
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