a white powder, 3MgSiO3⋅5H2O, with variable hydration, insoluble in water or alcohol, used as a rubber filler, a bleaching agent, an odor absorbent, and in the manufacture of paints and resins.
any silicate containing magnesium, as enstatite, talc, or magnesium trisilicate.
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How to use magnesium silicate in a sentence
The true chrysolite of the modern mineralogist is a magnesium silicate, referable to the species olivine.
Jadeite is a sodium aluminum silicate and nephrite, a calcium magnesium silicate.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public | Frank Bertram Wade
Asbestos consists mostly of magnesium silicate minerals—chrysotile, anthophyllite, and crocidolite.The Economic Aspect of Geology | C. K. Leith
Talc is hydrated magnesium silicate, as is also serpentine, a mineral with which talc is closely associated.The Economic Aspect of Geology | C. K. Leith