Definition of tremolite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɛm(ə)lʌɪt/


[mass noun]
A white to grey amphibole mineral which occurs widely in igneous rocks and is characteristic of metamorphosed dolomitic limestones.
Example sentences
  • Amosite, fibrous anthophyllite, fibrous tremolite, fibrous actinolite, and crocidolite are amphiboles, double-chain silicates, which observed microscopically look like sharp needles.
  • The presence of several amphibole minerals, such as tremolite, actinolite, anthophyllite, was confirmed.
  • Size characteristics for tremolite and chrysotile fibers are reported in Table 7.


Late 18th century: from Tremola Valley, Switzerland, + -ite1.

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