crocidolite

[kroh-sid-l-ahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
a bluish, asbestine variety of riebeckite.
Also called blue asbestos.


Origin:
1825–35; < Greek krokid- (stem of krokís) nap, wool + -o- + -lite

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crocidolite (krəʊˈsɪdəˌlaɪt)
 
n
a blue fibrous amphibole mineral consisting of sodium iron silicate: a variety of asbestos used in cement products and pressure piping
 
[C19: from Greek krokis nap on woollen cloth + -lite]

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Two types of amphiboles, commonly designated as amosite and crocidolite are no longer mined.
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