Native colloidal hydrated aluminum silicate; an absorbent clay found in the western U.S.; it is sometimes used in the treatment of diarrhea and skin disorders and was used as a suspending agent in lotions. [Fort Benton, Montana, + -ite]

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ben·ton·ite 'bent-ən-.īt n an absorptive and colloidal clay used in pharmacy esp. to stabilize suspensions
ben·ton·it·ic .bent-ən-'it-ik adj

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ben·ton·ite (benґton-īt) [Fort Benton, Montana, after which the geological formation where it was found was named] [NF] a colloidal hydrated aluminum silicate, which on the addition of water swells to produce a slippery paste; its chief pharmaceutical use is as a suspending agent.

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