[tal-kohs, tal-kohs]


containing or composed largely of talc.

Also talc·ous [tal-kuh s] /ˈtæl kəs/.

Origin of talcose

First recorded in 1790–1800; talc + -ose1
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Examples from the Web for talcose

Historical Examples of talcose

  • This pigment comes in two forms: as asbestine and as talcose (talc, etc.).

  • It is a kind of nephrite or jade, a mineral which usually occurs in talcose or magnesian rocks.

    Roman Mosaics

    Hugh Macmillan

  • Thus feldspar, on being pulverized, yields potash; talcose slate yields magnesia; marls yield lime, etc.

  • The few specimens we obtained of its rocks consisted of the different varieties of talcose formation, with quartz and jasper.

  • On some of them the coal-beds form part of the cliffs along the shore; on others, copper is found in a chlorite and talcose slate.