attapulgite

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attapulgite

[‚ad·ə′pəl‚jīt]
(mineralogy)
(Mg,Al)2Si4O10(OH)·4H2O A clay mineral with a needlelike shape from Georgia and Florida; active ingredient in most fuller's earth, and used as a suspending agent, as an oil well drilling fluid, and as a thickener in latex paint.
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