[ am-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˈæm əˌsaɪt /
an asbestine variety of anthophyllite, rich in iron, formerly used as a heat-resistant material.
Origin of amosite
1915–20; A(sbestos) M(ine) o(f) S(outh Africa) + -ite1
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