from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to pedesis.


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  • "pedesis" of small particles, a movement of the particles which is observed to take place when clay, iron oxide, or other finely divided insoluble matter is suspended in water, found that the pedetic action was considerably increased by soap and sodium silicate, and suggested that to this action of soap might be attributed much of its cleansing power.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture


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