tremolite

noun
trem·​o·​lite | \ ˈtre-mə-ˌlīt How to pronounce tremolite (audio) \

Definition of tremolite

: a white or gray mineral of the amphibole group that is a silicate of calcium and magnesium

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Other Words from tremolite

tremolitic \ ˌtre-​mə-​ˈli-​tik How to pronounce tremolitic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of tremolite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some lawyers also hired an expert to do their own analysis of Johnson’s powder, and released findings showing eight of 11 tested bottles contained tremolite, a type of asbestos. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "Juries Weigh Cases Over Alleged Harms of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder," 28 May 2018 Some lawyers also hired an expert to do their own analysis of Johnson’s powder, and released findings showing eight of 11 tested bottles contained tremolite, a type of asbestos. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "Juries Weigh Cases Over Alleged Harms of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of tremolite

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tremolite

French trémolite, from Tremola, valley in Switzerland

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The first known use of tremolite was in 1799

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“Tremolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tremolite. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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