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tremolite

[trem-uh-lahyt] /ˈtrɛm əˌlaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a white or grayish variety of amphibole, Ca 2 Mg 5 Si 8 O 22 (OH) 2 , usually occurring in bladed crystals.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; named after Tremola, valley in Switzerland; see -ite1
Related forms
tremolitic
[trem-uh-lit-ik] /ˈtrɛm əˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • tremolite crystals at the contact between carbonate and a quartz pod in magnesium-rich marble.
British Dictionary definitions for tremolite

tremolite

/ˈtrɛməˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a white or pale green mineral of the amphibole group consisting of calcium magnesium silicate. When occurring in fibrous habit, it is used as a form of asbestos. Formula: Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2
Word Origin
C18: from Tremola, name of Swiss valley where it was found + -ite
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