amianthoidal

amianthus

[am-ee-an-thuhs]
noun Mineralogy.
a fine variety of asbestos, with delicate, flexible filaments.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin amiantus < Greek amíantos, equivalent to a- a-6 + mian- (stem of miaínein to defile, make impure) + -tos verbal adjective suffix

amianthine [am-ee-an-thuhn, -thahyn] , adjective
amianthoid, amianthoidal, adjective
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amianthus (ˌæmɪˈænθəs)
 
n
any of the fine silky varieties of asbestos
 
[C17: from Latin amiantus, from Greek amiantos unsullied, from a-1 + miainein to pollute]
 
ami'anthine
 
adj
 
ami'anthoid
 
adj
 
amian'thoidal
 
adj

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