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Pronunciation : Talc
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. talc; cf. Sp. & It. talco, LL. talcus; all fr. Ar. talq.] (Min.)
Definition : Defn: 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. Indurated talc, an impure, slaty talc, with a nearly compact texture, and greater hardness than common talc; -- called also talc slate.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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