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talcum powder

talcum powder

noun tal·cum powder \ˈtal-kəm-\

: a soft, white powder that is used to make your skin feel dry and smooth

Full Definition of TALCUM POWDER

1
:  powdered talc
2
:  a toilet powder composed of perfumed talc or talc and a mild antiseptic

Origin of TALCUM POWDER

Medieval Latin talcum talc
First Known Use: circa 1890

talcum powder

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TALCUM POWDER

1
:  powdered talc
2
:  a toilet powder composed of perfumed talc or talc and some mild antiseptic

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