Definitions for talctælk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a soft green-to-gray mineral, hydrous magnesium silicate, Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2.
Ref: talcum powder.
Origin of talc:
1595–1605; < ML talcum < Ar ṭalq mica < Pers talk
a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
apply talcum powder to (one's body)
A soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, usually occurring in foliated masses.
Origin: From talc, from (talq).
a soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, usually occurring in foliated masses. It is hydrous silicate of magnesia. Steatite, or soapstone, is a compact granular variety
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Finely powdered native hydrous magnesium silicate. It is used as a dusting powder, either alone or with starch or boric acid, for medicinal and toilet preparations. It is also an excipient and filler for pills, tablets, and for dusting tablet molds. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Translations for talc
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a kind of soft mineral that feels like soap.
- مادَّه ناعِمَه كالصّابونArabic
- talcoPortuguese (BR)
- der TalkGerman
- سیلیکات منیزیمFarsi
- אַבקַת טַלקHebrew
- sľuda, mastenecSlovak
- 滑石，雲母Chinese (Trad.)
- ابرق، طلقUrdu
- đá tanVietnamese
- 滑石，云母Chinese (Simp.)
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