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agalite

[ag-uh-lahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. a fibrous variety of talc.
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Origin of agalite

perhaps < Greek agā́ (Attic agḗ) fragment, splinter + -lite
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  • Agalite and talc, which are silicates of magnesia, are also used.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom

    William Bond Wheelwright

  • Other silicates of magnesia used for paper-making are agalite and asbestine, the latter being a finely ground asbestos.

    The Manufacture of Paper

    Robert Walter Sindall