xylotile

noun xy·lo·tile \ˈzīləˌtīl\

Definition of xylotile

plural

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  1. :  a mineral approximately (Mg,Fe)3Fe2Si7O20.11H2O that is a hydrous iron magnesium silicate, occurs in delicately fibrous forms, and is derived from alteration of asbestos or chrysolite

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Origin and Etymology of xylotile

German xylotil, from xyl- + Greek tilos something plucked, from tillein to pluck


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