amosite

noun
am·​o·​site | \ˈa-mə-ˌsīt, -ˌzīt\

Definition of amosite 

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

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The types that are used in construction are white, blue, and brown varieties, known as chrysotile, crocidolite, and amosite. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "What Is Asbestos, And Why Did We Use It So Much?," 7 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of amosite

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amosite

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

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