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amosite

[ am-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˈæm əˌsaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
an asbestine variety of anthophyllite, rich in iron, formerly used as a heat-resistant material.
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Origin of amosite

1915–20; A(sbestos)M(ine)o(f)S(outh Africa) + -ite1
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