noun Mineralogy.
meerschaum ( def 1 ).

1850–55; < German Sepiolit < Greek sḗpio(n) cuttlebone, pounce (derivative of sēpía sepia) + German -lit -lite Unabridged
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sepiolite (ˈsiːpɪəˌlaɪt)
another name for meerschaum
[C19: from German Sepiolith, from Greek sēpion bone of a cuttlefish; see sepia, -lite]

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Our latest approach focuses on the use of sepiolite clay to tailor the synthesis of carbonaceous materials.
Other phases such as mirabilite, sepiolite and highly soluble salts control solution composition under yet more saline conditions.
Sepiolite and montmorillonite demonstrate higher adsorptive capacities in comparison with other clays.
Hydrothermal veining due to nearby volCanism may have been the cause for calcite-silica-sepiolite veining seen in the area.
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