In`fu*so"ri*al (?), a. Zool.

Belonging to the Infusoria; composed of, or containing, Infusoria; as, infusorial earth.

Infusorial earth Geol., a deposit of fine, usually white, siliceous material, composed mainly of the shells of the microscopic plants called diatoms. It is used in polishing powder, and in the manufacture of dynamite.<-- = kieselguhr -->

 

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