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diatomaceous earth

  

      n   an unconsolidated form of diatomite,   (Also called)    kieselguhr  
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diatomaceous  
      adj   of, relating to, consisting of, or containing diatoms or their fossil remains  


diatomaceous earth  
      n   an unconsolidated form of diatomite,   (Also called)    kieselguhr  

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adj.
Of, relating to, or occurring on or near the surface of the earth. Eg.: a surficial geologic deposit.
surf(ace) + (superf)icial
n.
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
n.
uppermost layer in Earth`s atmosphere; lies above the ionosphere and extends to the edge of interplanetary space
n.
a field of study searching for ways to prevent global warming by deliberately changing Earth's natural system
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