xylotile

noun
xy·​lo·​tile | \ ˈzīləˌtīl \
plural -s

Definition of xylotile

: 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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History and Etymology for xylotile

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

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“Xylotile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylotile. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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