amosite

noun

am·​o·​site ˈa-mə-ˌsīt How to pronounce amosite (audio)
-ˌzīt
: an iron-rich amphibole that is a variety of asbestos

Examples of amosite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The types that are used in construction are white, blue, and brown varieties, known as chrysotile, crocidolite, and amosite. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 7 Aug. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amosite was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Amosite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amosite. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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