agalite

[ ag-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈæg əˌlaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

a fibrous variety of talc.

Nearby words

  1. against the tide,
  2. agal,
  3. agalactia,
  4. agalactorrhea,
  5. agalactosis,
  6. agalloch,
  7. agalwood,
  8. agama,
  9. agamede,
  10. agamedes

Origin of agalite

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

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Examples 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