chrysotile

noun chrys·o·tile \ -ˌtī(-ə)l \
|Updated on: 25 Jul 2018

Definition of chrysotile

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

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Origin and Etymology of chrysotile

German Chrysotil, from chrys- + -til fiber, from Greek tillein to pluck


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