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noun, Mineralogy

crocidolite

[kroh-sid-l-ahyt] /kroʊˈsɪd lˌaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a bluish, asbestine variety of riebeckite.
Also called blue asbestos.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek krokid- (stem of krokís) nap, wool + -o- + -lite
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British Dictionary definitions for blue-asbestos

crocidolite

/krəʊˈsɪdəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a blue fibrous amphibole mineral consisting of sodium iron silicate: a variety of asbestos used in cement products and pressure piping
Word Origin
C19: from Greek krokis nap on woollen cloth + -lite
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