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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diatomaceous earth, diatomite, kieselguhrnoun

    a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material

Wiktionary

  1. kieselguhrnoun

    A kind of soft rock containing the remains of diatoms; it absorbs nitroglycerine and is used to manufacture dynamite.

  2. Etymology: From Kieselguhr, from Kiesel ‘gravel’ + Guhr ‘guhr’.

Wikipedia

  1. kieselguhr

    Diatomaceous earth ( DY-ə-tə-MAY-shəs), diatomite ( dy-AT-ə-myte) or kieselgur/kieselguhr is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that can be crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. It has a particle size ranging from more than 3 μm to less than 1 mm, but typically 10 to 200 μm. Depending on the granularity, this powder can have an abrasive feel, similar to pumice powder, and has a low density as a result of its high porosity. The typical chemical composition of oven-dried diatomaceous earth is 80–90% silica, with 2–4% alumina (attributed mostly to clay minerals), and 0.5–2% iron oxide.Diatomaceous earth consists of the fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled microalgae. It is used as a filtration aid, mild abrasive in products including metal polishes and toothpaste, mechanical insecticide, absorbent for liquids, matting agent for coatings, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, anti-block in plastic films, porous support for chemical catalysts, cat litter, activator in coagulation studies, a stabilizing component of dynamite, a thermal insulator, and a soil for potted plants and trees as in the art of bonsai.

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  1. kieselguhr

    Kieselguhr, also known as diatomaceous earth, is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that is crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. It is comprised of the fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled single-celled algae. Due to its high porosity, kieselguhr is useful in various applications such as filtering and thermal insulation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kieselguhrnoun

    siliceous earth; specifically, porous infusorial earth, used as an absorbent of nitroglycerin in the manufacture of dynamite

  2. Etymology: [G., fr. kiesel flint + guhr an earthy deposit or sediment in water.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kieselguhr

    kē′zl-gūr, n. the mineral remains of a species of algæ, used in the manufacture of dynamite. [Ger.,—kiesel, flint, guhr, fermentation.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kieselguhr in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kieselguhr in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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