kaolin

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noun ka·o·lin \ˈkā-ə-lən\

Definition of kaolin

  1. :  a fine usually white clay that is used in ceramics and refractories, as a filler or extender, and in medicine especially as an adsorbent in the treatment of diarrhea

Origin and Etymology of kaolin

French kaolin, from Gaoling hill in China


First Known Use: circa 1741


KAOLIN Defined for Kids

kaolin

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noun ka·o·lin \ˈkā-ə-lən\

Definition of kaolin for Students

  1. :  a very pure white clay used in making porcelain


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kaolin

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noun ka·olin \ˈkā-ə-lən\

Medical Definition of kaolin

  1. :  a fine usually white clay that is used in ceramics and refractories, as a filler or extender, and in medicine especially as an adsorbent in the treatment of diarrhea (as in food poisoning or dysentery)


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