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ka·o·lin

also ka·o·line  (kā′ə-lĭn)
n.
A fine clay used in ceramics and refractories, as a filler or coating for paper and textiles, as an additive in food and toothpaste, and as an antidiarrheal drug.

[French, from Mandarin Gāolíng, a mountain of Jiangxi province.]

kaolin

(ˈkeɪəlɪn) or

kaoline

n
(Minerals) a fine white clay used for the manufacture of hard-paste porcelain and bone china and in medicine as a poultice and gastrointestinal absorbent. Also called: china clay
[C18: from French, from Chinese Kaoling Chinese mountain where supplies for Europe were first obtained, from kao high + ling hill]
ˌkaoˈlinic adj

ka•o•lin

or ka•o•line

(ˈkeɪ ə lɪn)

n.
a fine white clay used in the manufacture of porcelain.
[1720–30; < French < Chinese Gāolǐng mountain in Jiangxi province]
ka`o•lin′ic, adj.

ka·o·lin

(kā′ə-lĭn)
A soft, fine, whitish sedimentary rock made of clay minerals, especially kaolinite. Kaolin forms from the weathering of other rocks that are rich in aluminum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kaolin - a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar)kaolin - a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)
Kaopectate - trade name for a fixed-combination antidiarrheal drug that use kaolin as the adsorbent and pectin as the emollient
art paper - a high-quality paper (usually having a filler of china clay)
clay - a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
Translations

kaolin

[ˈkeɪəlɪn] Ncaolín m

kaolin

nKaolin m or nt, → Porzellanerde f

kaolin

[ˈke/ɛ7əlɪn] ncaolino

ka·o·lin

n. caolín, silicato de aluminio hidratado, agente de cualidades absorbentes de uso interno y externo.