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smectite

[ smek-tahyt ]
/ ˈsmɛkˌtaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
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Origin of smectite

1805–15; <Greek smēkt(ós) smeared + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for smectite

smectite
/ (ˈsmɛktaɪt) /

noun
any of a group of clay minerals of which montmorillonite and saponite are members
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