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  • asbestoid — as·bes·toid …   English syllables

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  • 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

  • amianthoid — Having a crystalline appearance like asbestos. SYN: asbestoid. [G. amianthus, asbestos] * * * am·i·an·thoid .am ē an .thȯid adj resembling fine silky asbestos * * * am·i·an·thoid (am″e anґthoid) [Gr. amianthos asbestos + oid] having the… …   Medical dictionary

  • -oid — suffix forming adjectives and nouns, denoting form or resemblance (asteroid; rhomboid; thyroid). Derivatives: oidal suffix forming adjectives. oidally suffix forming adverbs. Etymology: mod.L oides f. Gk oeides f. eidos form * * * I. ˌȯid noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • asbestoidal — adjective see asbestoid …   Useful english dictionary

  • amiantoid — amiant(h)oid, a. and n. (æmɪˈæntɔɪd) [f. amianth us + oid.] A. adj. Having the appearance of amiant(h)us. B. n. A mineral akin to amiant(h)us, also called Asbestoid. in Craig. [In Dana only as Fr.] …   Useful english dictionary

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