talcose

talcose

[tal-kohs, tal-kohs]
adjective
containing or composed largely of talc.
Also, talcous [tal-kuhs] .


Origin:
1790–1800; talc + -ose1

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talc (tælk)
 
n
1.  See talcum powder
2.  a white, grey, brown, or pale green mineral, found in metamorphic rocks. It is used in the manufacture of talcum powder and electrical insulators. Composition: hydrated magnesium silicate. Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. Crystal structure: monoclinic
 
vb , talcs, talcking, talcked, talcs, talcing, talced
3.  (tr) to apply talc to
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin talcum, from Arabic talq mica, from Persian talk]
 
'talcose
 
adj
 
'talcous
 
adj

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