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agalite

[ag-uh-lahyt] /ˈæg əˌlaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a fibrous variety of talc.
Origin of agalite
perhaps < Greek agā́ (Attic agḗ) fragment, splinter + -lite
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  • agalite and talc, which are silicates of magnesia, are also used.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom William Bond Wheelwright
  • Other silicates of magnesia used for paper-making are agalite and asbestine, the latter being a finely ground asbestos.

    The Manufacture of Paper Robert Walter Sindall

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