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sepiolite

[ see-pee-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈsi pi əˌlaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
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Origin of sepiolite

1850–55; <German Sepiolit<Greek sḗpio(n) cuttlebone, pounce (derivative of sēpíasepia) + German -lit-lite
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British Dictionary definitions for sepiolite

sepiolite
/ (ˈsiːpɪəˌlaɪt) /

noun
another name for meerschaum (def. 1)

Word Origin for sepiolite

C19: from German Sepiolith, from Greek sēpion bone of a cuttlefish; see sepia, -lite
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