sepiolite

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English[edit]

Sepiolite
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin sepia (cuttlefish) +‎ -lite, from its resemblance to cuttlefish bone

Noun[edit]

sepiolite (plural sepiolites)

  1. (mineralogy) A hydrated magnesium silicate, claylike mineral used for carving into decorative articles and smoking pipes

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Further reading[edit]

  • Sepiolite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • sepiolite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

seppia +‎ -lite

Noun[edit]

sepiolite f (plural sepioliti)

  1. (mineralogy) sepiolite, meerschaum