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kaolin

 [ka´o-lin]
native hydrated aluminum silicate, powdered and freed from gritty particles by elutriation; used as an adsorbent and, often with pectin, an antidiarrheal.
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ka·o·lin

(kā'ō-lin),
Hydrated aluminum silicate; when powdered and freed from gritty particles by elution, kaolin is used as a demulcent and adsorbent. In dentistry, used to add toughness and opacity to porcelain teeth.
Synonym(s): aluminum silicate
[Ch. kao lin, High Ridge, name of a locality in China where the substance is found in abundance]
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kaolin

also

kaoline

(kā′ə-lĭn)
n.
A fine clay used in ceramics and refractories, as a filler or coating for paper and textiles, as an additive in food and toothpaste, and as an antidiarrheal drug.
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kaolin

A fine clay powder used as a suspension in the treatment of DIARRHOEA and sometimes as a thick paste POULTICE to apply local heat. The term is derived from the name of the Chinese province where it was first obtained.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ka·o·lin

(kā'ō-lin)
Hydrated aluminum silicate; when powdered and freed from gritty particles by elution, used as a demulcent and adsorbent. In dentistry, used to add toughness and opacity to porcelain teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In 1960 the large Vishnyakovka pit and quarry were opened, first mining a kaolinized pegmatite, and then hard granite enclosing ten additional pegmatite bodies, five of which proved to contain gem-grade beryl.
198, a kaolinized pegmatite at shallow depth (5-10 meters), yielded typical, fantastically etched beryl crystals.
One 14-cm flawless gem crystal weighing 240 grams had just been found, having small knobs on the hexagonal faces (typical for this kaolinized pegmatite).
The largest beryl crystal from the Volodarsk area was found in a kaolinized pegmatite in the Vishnyakovka open pit in 1973.
It was a bumpy ride across the fields to the kaolinized pegmatite, but well worth the discomfort, because on that lucky day we hit the biggest crystal yet encountered at the site.
The regolith profiles show gradual transition from poorly weathered host rock to totally kaolinized, structureless sediment.
Kosciowko, H.: 1982, The development of kaolinized rocks in the forefield of the Eastern Sudetes (in Polish with English summ.), Biul.
The volcanic rocks have been intruded by several fine-grained diabase or diorite porphyry stocks, which have pyritized, silicified, kaolinized, and otherwise altered adjacent volcanics.