noun Mineralogy.

an asbestine variety of anthophyllite, rich in iron, formerly used as a heat-resistant material.

Nearby words

  1. amortization,
  2. amortize,
  3. amortizement,
  4. amory,
  5. amos,
  6. amoss' sign,
  7. amount,
  8. amount at risk,
  9. amount of substance,
  10. amount to

Origin of amosite

1915–20; A(sbestos) M(ine) o(f) S(outh Africa) + -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019