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amosite

[am-uh-sahyt] /ˈæm əˌsaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
an asbestine variety of anthophyllite, rich in iron, formerly used as a heat-resistant material.
Origin of amosite
1915-1920
1915-20; A(sbestos) M(ine) o(f) S(outh Africa) + -ite1
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