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chrysotile

noun chrys·o·tile \-ˌtī(-ə)l\

Definition of CHRYSOTILE

:  a mineral consisting of a fibrous silky variety of serpentine and constituting a common form and principal source of asbestos

Origin of CHRYSOTILE

German Chrysotil, from chrys- + -til fiber, from Greek tillein to pluck
First Known Use: 1850

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