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chrysotile

[kris-uh-til] /ˈkrɪs ə tɪl/
noun, Mineralogy.
1.
a fibrous variety of serpentine; asbestos.
Origin of chrysotile
1840-1850
1840-50; chryso- + Greek tílos something plucked
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chrysotile

/ˈkrɪsətɪl/
noun
1.
a green, grey, or white fibrous mineral, a variety of serpentine, that is an important source of commercial asbestos. Formula: Mg3Si2O5(OH)4
Word Origin
C20: from chryso- + Greek tilos something plucked, shred, thread, from tillein to pluck
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