a fine variety of asbestos, with delicate, flexible filaments.
- am·i·an·thine [am-ee-an-thuhn, -thahyn], /ˌæm iˈæn θən, -θaɪn/, adjective
- am·i·an·thoid, am·i·an·thoi·dal, adjective
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How to use amianthus in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for amianthus
any of the fine silky varieties of asbestos
- amianthine, amianthoid or amianthoidal, adjective
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