agalite

[ ag-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈæg əˌlaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

a fibrous variety of talc.

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Origin of agalite

perhaps <Greek agā́ (Attic agḗ) fragment, splinter + -lite
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Example sentences from the Web for agalite

  • 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
  • Agalite and talc, which are silicates of magnesia, are also used.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom|William Bond Wheelwright