What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[am-uh-sahyt] /ˈæm əˌsaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
an asbestine variety of anthophyllite, rich in iron, formerly used as a heat-resistant material.
Origin of amosite
1915-20; A(sbestos) M(ine) o(f) S(outh Africa) + -ite1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for amosite
  • amosite and crocidolite are no longer being mined although some probably is still being sold from stock.
  • Two types of amphiboles, commonly designated as amosite and crocidolite are no longer mined.
  • Iron and silicon are characteristic of a type of asbestosis fiber called amosite.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for amosite

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for amosite

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for amosite