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talc

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noun \ˈtalk\

Definition of talc

  1. 1 :  a very soft mineral that is a basic silicate of magnesium, has a soapy feel, and is used especially in making talcum powder

  2. 2 :  talcum powder

talcose

play \ˈtal-ˌkōs\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of talc

French, from Middle French talk, from Medieval Latin talc, talcum, from Arabic ṭalq


First Known Use: 1610

Rhymes with talc


TALC Defined for Kids

talc

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noun \ˈtalk\

Definition of talc for Students

  1. :  a soft mineral that has a soapy feel and is used especially in making talcum powder




Medical Dictionary

talc

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noun \ˈtalk\

Medical Definition of talc

  1. :  a very soft mineral Mg3Si4O10(OH)2 that is a basic silicate of magnesium, has a soapy feel, and is used especially in making talcum powder




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