crocidolite

[ kroh-sid-l-ahyt ]
/ kroʊˈsɪd lˌaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

a bluish, asbestine variety of riebeckite.

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Also called blue asbestos.

Origin of crocidolite

1825–35; <Greek krokid- (stem of krokís) nap, wool + -o- + -lite

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British Dictionary definitions for crocidolite

crocidolite
/ (krəʊˈsɪdəˌlaɪt) /

noun

a blue fibrous amphibole mineral consisting of sodium iron silicate: a variety of asbestos used in cement products and pressure piping

Word Origin for crocidolite

C19: from Greek krokis nap on woollen cloth + -lite
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