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talc

 [talk]
a native hydrous magnesium silicate, sometimes with a small amount of aluminum silicate; used as a dusting powder. The inhalation of talc is associated with a wide variety of respiratory disorders.

talc

(talk),
Native hydrous magnesium silicate, sometimes containing small proportions of aluminum silicate, purified by boiling powdered talc with hydrochloric acid in water; used in pharmacy as a filter aid, as a dusting powder, and in cosmetic preparations.
[Ar. talq]

talcum

See talc.

talcum

talc, talcum powder.
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