tremolite

[ trem-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈtrɛm əˌlaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

a white or grayish variety of amphibole, Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2, usually occurring in bladed crystals.

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Origin of tremolite

1790–1800; named after Tremola, valley in Switzerland; see -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM tremolite

trem·o·lit·ic [trem-uh-lit-ik] /ˈtrɛm əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for tremolite

  • The true asbestos, however, he says, is a fibrous variety of tremolite or hornblende.

    Asbestos|Robert H. Jones

British Dictionary definitions for tremolite

tremolite
/ (ˈtrɛməˌlaɪt) /

noun

a white or pale green mineral of the amphibole group consisting of calcium magnesium silicate. When occurring in fibrous habit, it is used as a form of asbestos. Formula: Ca 2 (Mg,Fe) 5 Si 8 O 22 (OH) 2

Word Origin for tremolite

C18: from Tremola, name of Swiss valley where it was found + -ite
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