kaolin

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a fine white clay used for making china, for coating shiny paper and in medicines

Construction

  • A usually white mineral found in rock formations, composed primarily of low-iron hydrous aluminum silicate, and used as a basic ingredient in the manufacture of white cement and as a filler or coating for paper and textiles.

Medical

  • noun a fine soft clay used in the making of medical preparations, especially for the treatment of diarrhoea

Publishing

  • noun china clay, or white clay used for loading or coating paper
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