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
Rhymes with anthophyllite
adipocyte, alexandrite, amazonite, amoebocyte, amyl nitrite, anti-Semite, butyl nitrite, cosmopolite, dermatophyte, electrolyte, embryophyte, exurbanite, gemütlichkeit, Gibeonite, Gileadite, go fly a kite, hermaphrodite, idiot light, Indo-Hittite, McCarthyite, meteorite, Michiganite, Midianite, multipartite, New Hampshirite, New Jerseyite, potato blight, property right, quadripartite, Rhode Island White, spermatocyte, substantive right, suburbanite, sweetness and light, theodolite, Turkish delight, Wyomingite
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