Rensselaerite
Rensselaerite Rens"se*laer*ite (r?ns"se-l?r-?t), n. (Min.) A soft, compact variety of talc,, being an altered pyroxene. It is often worked in a lathe into inkstands and other articles. [1913 Webster]

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  • rensselaerite — ☆ rensselaerite [ren′sə lə rīt΄, ren΄sə lir′īt ] n. 〚after Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764 1839), Am general and statesman + ITE1〛 a fibrous variety of talc, used for ornamental articles * * * …   Universalium

  • rensselaerite — ☆ rensselaerite [ren′sə lə rīt΄, ren΄sə lir′īt ] n. [after Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764 1839), Am general and statesman + ITE1] a fibrous variety of talc, used for ornamental articles …   English World dictionary

  • rensselaerite — rens·se·laer·ite …   English syllables

  • rensselaerite — noun a kind of soft talc; sometimes used as wood filler • Hypernyms: ↑talc, ↑talcum …   Useful english dictionary

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