rensselaerite


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rensselaerite

(ˈrɛnsələˌraɪt; ˌrɛnsəˈlɛəraɪt)
n
(Minerals) a white or yellow compact variety of talc, used for ornaments
[C19: named after Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764–1839), American army officer and politician]
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Noun1.rensselaerite - a kind of soft talc; sometimes used as wood filler
talc, talcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
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