hydrotalcite

noun
hy·​dro·​tal·​cite
plural -s

Definition of hydrotalcite

: a pearly-white mineral Mg6Al2(OH)16(CO3).4H2O consisting of hydrous aluminum and magnesium hydroxide and carbonate

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History and Etymology for hydrotalcite

German hydrotalkit, from hydr- + talk talc (probably from Middle French talc) + German -it -ite

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“Hydrotalcite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrotalcite. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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