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asbestos

noun as·bes·tos \as-ˈbes-təs, az-\

Medical Definition of ASBESTOS

:  any of several minerals that readily separate into long flexible fibers, that cause asbestosis and have been implicated as causes of certain cancers, and that have been used especially formerly as fireproof insulating materials

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July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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