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tal·cum

 (tăl′kəm)
n.
1. Talc.
2. Talcum powder.

[Medieval Latin; see talc.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.talcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicatetalcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
talcum powder, talcum - a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
soaprock, soap-rock, soapstone, steatite - a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
French chalk - a soft white compact talc used to mark cloth or to remove grease stains
rensselaerite - a kind of soft talc; sometimes used as wood filler
2.talcum - a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scentedtalcum - a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture
bath powder, dusting powder, toilet powder - a fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing)
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
Translations
مَسْحوق الطَّلْق
zásyp
talkum
talkpúîur

talc

(tӕlk) noun
1. a kind of soft mineral that feels like soap.
2. talcum.
talcum (ˈtӕlkəm) noun
(also talcum powder. often abbreviated to talc) a kind of fine, usually perfumed, powder made from talc, used on the body.

tal·cum

n. polvo.
References in classic literature ?
What bothered him in his smelling was his ignorance of talcum powder.
Of his own initiative, he approached the lady god again, attracted by the talcum powder and other minor fragrances he had already identified as the strange scents encountered on the beach.
She rinsed and dried the back of his neck and dusted it with talcum powder.
On search, ANF officials recovered around 17.468 kg heroin concealed in four bags comprising of foam spray bottles, cigarettes packets, shampoo bottles, soap packets, chocolates packing, talcum powder, plastics made cricket bats and toffees.
Dubai: A UAE-manufactured talcum powder brand has been pulled off the shelves in Saudi Arabia for posing as a health risk to consumers.
Raymond James analyst Jayson Bedford said that "technically" it is not "new news" that the DOJ is investigating Johnson & Johnson's communications around the alleged cancer risks of its talcum powder products as J&J previously disclosed an inquiry in its latest 10-Q filing.
Their review did not consider a common occult form of asbestos exposure arising from the use of talcum powders.
On being asked about the talcum powder, Kanoongo said: "The samples of talcum powder were also sent for testing in the laboratories.
They discovered that it was a small firecracker which had been placed inside a cigarette packet stuffed with talcum powder.
BY DANYA BAZARAA THOUSANDS of women with ovarian cancer are claiming Johnson & Johnson baby talcum powder has given them the disease, it was claimed yesterday.