diatomaceous

[dahy-uh-tuh-mey-shuh s]

Origin of diatomaceous

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

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