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[tal-kohs, tal-kohs] /ˈtæl koʊs, tælˈkoʊs/
containing or composed largely of talc.
Also, talcous
[tal-kuh s] /ˈtæl kəs/ (Show IPA)
Origin of talcose
1790-1800; talc + -ose1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The few specimens we obtained of its rocks consisted of the different varieties of talcose formation, with quartz and jasper.

  • It is a kind of nephrite or jade, a mineral which usually occurs in talcose or magnesian rocks.

    Roman Mosaics Hugh Macmillan
  • This pigment comes in two forms: as asbestine and as talcose (talc, etc.).

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • Thus feldspar, on being pulverized, yields potash; talcose slate yields magnesia; marls yield lime, etc.

    The Elements of Agriculture George E. Waring
  • On some of them the coal-beds form part of the cliffs along the shore; on others, copper is found in a chlorite and talcose slate.

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