A very soft white, greenish, or gray monoclinic mineral usually occurring as massive micalike flakes in igneous or metamorphic rocks. It has a soapy texture and is used in face powder and talcum powder, for coating paper, and as a filler in paints and plastics. Chemical formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2.
A soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, usually occurring in foliated masses.
To apply talc.
Other Word Forms
Origin of talc
French from Medieval Latin talcum Old Spanish talcoboth from Arabic ṭalqfrom Persian talk
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French talc, from Arabicطلق (ṭalq), from Persianتلک (talk).
Talc Sentence Examples
The product of talc and soapstone in 1908 was 19,616 short tons, valued at $458,252.
Talc also is widely distributed in the state; the most extensive beds are in the south-western counties, Swain and Cherokee.
Once done sprinkle talc onto the exposed glued surface of the veneer so to avoid permanently bonding the veneer onto the ' press ' .
It appeared that these symptoms recurred each time he injected intravenously a mixture of drugs containing talc.
Give her a warm bath for 10 minutes before, dry her then apply the anti-friction talc and plenty of lubricant.