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amosite

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noun am·o·site \ˈa-mə-ˌsīt, -ˌzīt\

Definition of amosite

  1. :  an iron-rich amphibole that is a variety of asbestos



Origin and Etymology of amosite

Amosa (from Asbestos Mines of South Africa) + 1-ite


First Known Use: circa 1918


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