kaoline


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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.]
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Noun1.kaoline - a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar)kaoline - 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
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Bauxite Al2O3 (with less Si, Fe, Ti), plastic clay Kaoline: Al2O3.2SiO2.2H2O Mica: XY2-3 Z4O10 (OH, F) 2: X= K, Na, Ba, Ca, CS (H3O), NH4 Y= Al, Mg, Fe+2, Li, Cr, Mn, V, Zn Z= Si, Al, Fe+3, Be,Ti Quartz: SiO2 PLASTER OF PARIS (Gypsum cement): CaSO4.