anthophyllite

noun
an·​tho·​phyl·​lite | \ ˌan(t)-thə-ˈfi-ˌlīt How to pronounce anthophyllite (audio) , (ˌ)an-ˈthä-fə- How to pronounce anthophyllite (audio) \

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

First Known Use of anthophyllite

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthophyllite

German Anthophyllit, from New Latin anthophyllum, from Greek anthos + phyllon leaf — more at blade

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