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Definition: Fatty clays
Containing fat, or having the qualities of fat; greasy;
gross; as, a fatty substance.
(Chem.), any one of the paraffin series of
monocarbonic acids, as formic acid, acetic, etc.; -- so
called because the higher members, as stearic and palmitic
acids, occur in the natural fats, and are themselves
. See under Clay
(Med.), a diseased condition, in which
the oil globules, naturally present in certain organs, are
so multiplied as gradually to destroy and replace the
efficient parts of these organs.
, Fatty liver
, etc. (Med.), a heart, liver,
etc., which have been the subjects of fatty degeneration
(Med.), a condition in which there is an
excessive accumulation of fat in an organ, without
destruction of any essential parts of the latter.
(Med.), a tumor consisting of fatty or adipose
(kl[=a]), n. [AS. cl[=ae]g; akin to LG. klei, D.
klei, and perh. to AS. cl[=a]m clay, L. glus, gluten glue,
Gr. gloio`s glutinous substance, E. glue. Cf. Clog
1. A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the
hands, consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminium. It is
the result of the wearing down and decomposition, in part,
of rocks containing aluminous minerals, as granite. Lime,
magnesia, oxide of iron, and other ingredients, are often
present as impurities.
2. (Poetry & Script.) Earth in general, as representing the
elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human
body as formed from such particles.
I also am formed out of the clay. --Job xxxiii.
The earth is covered thick with other clay,
Which her own clay shall cover. --Byron.
. See under Bowlder
, the common clay, containing some iron, and
therefore turning red when burned.
, cold as clay or earth; lifeless; inanimate.
, an ore of iron consisting of the oxide or
carbonate of iron mixed with clay or sand.
, a whitish, smooth, chalky clay.
, a mill for mixing and tempering clay; a pug
, a pit where clay is dug.
(Min.), argillaceous schist; argillite.
, clays having a greasy feel; they are chemical
compounds of water, silica, and aluminia, as halloysite
, a variety of clay, entirely free from lime,
iron, or an alkali, and therefore infusible, and used for
, a very pure variety, formed directly from
the decomposition of feldspar, and often called kaolin
, a tolerably pure kind, free from iron.