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smectite

[smek-tahyt] /ˈsmɛkˌtaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Greek smēkt(ós) smeared + -ite1
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smectite

/ˈsmɛktaɪt/
noun
1.
any of a group of clay minerals of which montmorillonite and saponite are members
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