Definition of crocidolite
: a lavender-blue or light green mineral of the amphibole group that occurs in silky fibers and in massive form and is a type of asbestos — compare tigereye
Medical Definition of crocidolite
: a purplish blue to greenish mineral of the amphibole group that causes asbestosis and cancer in the form of mesotheliomas—called also blue asbestos
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