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Diatomaceous earth

Introduction: Diatomaceous earth

Description of Diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth: A form of SILICON DIOXIDE composed of skeletons of prehistoric aquatic plants which is used for its ABSORPTION quality, taking up 1.5-4 times its weight in water. The microscopic sharp edges are useful for insect control but can also be an inhalation hazard. It has been used in baked goods and animal feed. Kieselguhr is German for flint + earthy sediment.
Source: MeSH 2007

Diatomaceous earth: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Diatomaceous earth:

  • Infusorial Earth
  • Kieselguhr

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Diatomaceous earth

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Diatomaceous earth

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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