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Definition of the noun talcum

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noun - plural: talcums

  1. a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of talcum: talc
    • more generic word: mineral = solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
    • more specific terms:
    • substance of: talcum powder = a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented
  2. a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture

Alternative definition of the noun talcum


  1. Powdered and perfumed talc for toilet use.

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Google previewLearning Elementary Science (2014)

for Class-6 by V.K. Sally, S.K. Aggarwal

Talcum is the hardest substance in nature. III. Match the statements in Column A with those in Column B. Column A Column B 1 .

Google previewPacific Pharmacist (1909)

One trouble with the purified talcum is the amount of impalpable powder present in it. This powder will sometimes pass through a double filter, causing much annoyance to the operator. Its presence could have been entirely avoided if in the ...

Google previewIrish-English English-Irish Easy Reference Dictionary (1998)

by Educational Company of Ireland

ground floor, ná déan talamh slán de don't take it for granted talamhiata adj land-locked talcam m1 talcum púdar talcaim talcum powder tallanach adj l. talented 2. impulsive ...

Google previewThe Condensed Chemical Dictionary (1920)

A Reference Volume for All Requiring Quick Access to a Large Amount of Essential Data Regarding Chemicals, and Other Substances Used in Manufacturing and Laboratory Work by Francis Mills Turner

Talcum Purificatum, U. S. P. See Magnesium silicate. Tallow* Derivation: The fat extracted from the solid fat or "suet" of cattle, sheep or horses. The quality varies depending on the season, the food and age of the animal Chief constituents- ...

Google previewChambers Pocket Dictionary (1992)

talcum powder n a fine, often perfumed, powder made from purified talc, used on the body. tale n 1 a story or narrative. 2 a false or malicious story or piece of gossip; a lie. — tell teles (about, on) to give away secret or priva-.e ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1913)

Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman

Talcum, ground talc, steatite, and French chalk, cut, powdered, washed or pulverized ....................... 20 % 15% Vanillin ............................. 20c ol lOc u« Vanilla beans .................... free 30c Ib ...

Google previewPigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments (2007)

by Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, Ruth Siddall

derives from mediaeval French talc and probably from Spanish talco and mediaeval Latin talcum; these in turn from the Arabic talq and the Persian talk. The English talcum (1558) derives directly from the ...

Google previewAppleton's Medical Dictionary (1915)

by Caroline Wormeley Latimer

talcum puriflcatum. T. purified by the removal of impurities by hydrochloric acid and water. Used as a lubricant and dusting powder [U. S. Ph.]. Venetian t. Syn. : soapstone. A native hydrous magnesium silicate, used as a dusting powder.

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Scrabble value of T1A1L1C3U1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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