[ ag-uh-lahyt ]

  1. a fibrous variety of talc.

Origin of agalite

Perhaps <Greek agā́ (Attic agḗ) fragment, splinter + -lite

Words Nearby agalite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use agalite in a sentence

  • 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