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Which word means "crumb" in Latin: mica ortalc ?

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Answer: mica

The wordmica means "crumb" or "grain" in Latin. The word talc denotes "talcum powder." It ultimately derives from the Persiantalk, which denotes "talc." Basically the stuff has always had the same name.

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