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Glossary

kaolin
definition:kaolin

Kaolin is a soft, earthy, usually white mineral, produced by the chemical weathering of aluminium silicate minerals like feldspar. Kaolin is used in ceramics, medicine, coated paper, as a food additive in toothpaste, as a light diffusing material in white incandescent light bulbs, and in cosmetics. It is generally the main component in porcelain.

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