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talc

talc

noun \ˈtalk\

Definition of TALC

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
talc·ose \ˈtal-ˌkōs\ adjective

Origin of TALC

French, from Middle French talk, from Medieval Latin talc, talcum, from Arabic ṭalq
First Known Use: 1610

Rhymes with TALC

talc

noun \ˈtalk\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TALC

:  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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