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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
1986, Tosudite crystallization in the kaolinized granitic cupola of Montebras, Creuse, France.
To estimate the active uranium (leachable uranium) from the system 32 samples were gathered from the vast and extensive kaolinized zone of Phawri village located in north of the Chanida granite exposures.
Finally, in the 1970s, the deposits were turned over to the local communities and to regulation by the traditional land law, initiating a new period of mining: the locals started digging hundreds of small, chaotic, dangerous pits in the kaolinized pegmatites.
Mica is noticeably absent in the sandstone and feldspar is rare; however, where it does occur it exists as K-feldspar that has been intensely kaolinized.
It is kaolinized schist with minor amounts of light-colored siliceous sinter, including chalcedony, calcareous tufa, and travertine.
Three diamond drill holes intersected a zone of intensely hematized and kaolinized granite.
To estimate the active uranium (leachable uranium) from the system, 32 samples were gathered from the vast and extensive kaolinized zone of Phawri village located in north of the Chanida granite exposures.