Definition of amosite in English:


Line breaks: amos|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪməsʌɪt


[mass noun]
  • An iron-rich amphibole asbestos, mined in South Africa.
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    • Other commercial amphiboles - crocidolite and amosite - were detected in the lungs of Asbestos region workers.
    • Most amphibole asbestos was mined as crocidolite and amosite from Precambrian banded ironstones in South Africa and, to a lesser extent, Western Australia.
    • Asbestos, a fibrous hydrous silicate mineral, exists in 6 forms for industrial use: actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, chrysotile, crocidolite, and tremolite.


early 20th century: from the initial letters of Asbestos Mines of South Africa + -ite1.

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