crocidolite asbestos

crocidolite asbestos

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  • Asbestos — For other uses, see Asbestos (disambiguation). Fibrous asbestos on muscovite …   Wikipedia

  • crocidolite — [krō sid′ l īt΄] n. [< Gr krokis (gen. krokidos), var. of krokys, nap on woolen cloth (akin to krekein, to weave: see REEL3) + LITE] a bluish, fibrous amphibole, Na2 (Fe,Mg) 5Si8O22 (OH) 2, that is a type of asbestos …   English World dictionary

  • crocidolite — /kroh sid l uyt /, n. Mineral. a bluish, asbestine variety of riebeckite. Also called blue asbestos. [1825 35; < Gk krokid (s. of krokís) nap, wool + O + LITE] * * * or blue asbestos Gray blue to green, highly fibrous (asbestiform) form of the… …   Universalium

  • asbestos — asbestine /as bes tin, az /, asbestous, adj. asbestoid, asbestoidal, adj. /as bes teuhs, az /, n. 1. Mineral. a fibrous mineral, either amphibole or chrysotile, formerly used for making incombustible or fireproof articles. 2. a fabric woven from… …   Universalium

  • crocidolite — cro·ci·do·lite .krō sī də .līt, sid ə n a purplish blue to greenish mineral of the amphibole group that causes asbestosis and cancer in the form of mesotheliomas called also blue asbestos * * * cro·cid·o·lite (krə sidґə līt) a… …   Medical dictionary

  • crocidolite — krokidolitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Amfibolų grupės pluoštinis mineralas. atitikmenys: angl. crocidolite; riebeckite asbestos rus. крокидолит; рибекитовый асбест ryšiai: sinonimas – ribekito asbestas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • asbestos — The commercial product, after mining and processing, obtained from a family of fibrous hydrated silicates divided mineralogically into amphiboles (amosite, anthrophyllite, and crocidolite) and serpentines (chrysotile); it is virtually insoluble… …   Medical dictionary

  • crocidolite — noun Etymology: German Krokydolith, from Greek krokyd , krokys nap on cloth (akin to Greek krekein to weave) + German lith lite more at reel Date: 1835 a lavender blue or light green mineral of the amphibole group that occurs in silky fibers and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crocidolite — noun A fibrous, blue green mineral that is an asbestos like form of riebeckite …   Wiktionary

  • crocidolite —    A lavender blue, indigo blue, or leek green asbestiform variety of riebeckite. It occurs in fibrous, massive, and earthy forms. Also known as blue asbestos; krokidolite …   Forensic science glossary

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