follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

chrysotile

[kris-uh-til] /ˈkrɪs ə tɪl/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a fibrous variety of serpentine; asbestos.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; chryso- + Greek tílos something plucked
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for chrysotile

chrysotile

/ˈkrɪsətɪl/
noun
1.
a green, grey, or white fibrous mineral, a variety of serpentine, that is an important source of commercial asbestos. Formula: Mg3Si2O5(OH)4
Word Origin
C20: from chryso- + Greek tilos something plucked, shred, thread, from tillein to pluck
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for chrysotile

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for chrysotile

18
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for chrysotile