crocidolite

[kroh-sid-l-ahyt]

Origin of crocidolite

1825–35; < Greek krokid- (stem of krokís) nap, wool + -o- + -lite
Also called blue asbestos.
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crocidolite

noun
  1. 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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