[ tal-kohs, tal-kohs ]

  1. containing or composed largely of talc.

Origin of talcose

First recorded in 1790–1800; talc + -ose1
  • Also talc·ous [tal-kuhs]. /ˈtæl kəs/.

Words Nearby talcose

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How to use talcose in a sentence

  • 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 Elements of Agriculture | George E. Waring
  • 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.

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

    Paint Technology and Tests | Henry A. Gardner