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Main Entry: di·a·tom
Pronunciation: primarystressdimacr-schwa-secondarystresstäm
Function: noun
: any of a class of minute floating single-celled or colonial algae that are common in fresh and salt water and have a cell wall of silica that remains as a skeleton after death
- di·a·to·ma·ceous /secondarystressdimacr-schwat-schwa-primarystressmamacr-shschwas/ adjective
[diatom illustration]


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