Definition for A-GAL-MAT'O-LITE

A-GAL-MAT'O-LITE, n. [Gr. αγαλμα, image, and λιθος, stone.]

A name given by Klaproth to two varieties of the pierre de lard, lard-stone, of China. It contains no magnesia, but otherwise has the characters of talck. It is called in German, bildstein, figure-stone, and by Brongniart, steatite pagodite. – Cyc. Ure.

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