anthophyllite


an·tho·phyl·lite

noun \ˌan(t)-thə-ˈfi-ˌlīt, (ˌ)an-ˈthä-fə-\

Definition of ANTHOPHYLLITE

:  an orthorhombic mineral of the amphibole group that is essentially a silicate of magnesium and iron and is usually lamellar or fibrous and when fibrous is one of the less common forms of asbestos

Origin of ANTHOPHYLLITE

German Anthophyllit, from New Latin anthophyllum, from Greek anthos + phyllon leaf — more at blade
First Known Use: circa 1828

anthophyllite

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Amphibole mineral, a magnesium and iron silicate that occurs in altered rocks, such as the crystalline schists of Kongsberg, Norway; southern Greenland; and Pennsylvania. Anthophyllite is commonly produced by regional metamorphism of ultrabasic rocks (see acid and basic rocks).

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