石綿

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad. 綿

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

石綿

  1. asbestos

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
綿
Grade: 1 Grade: 5

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (ishi, stone) +‎ 綿 (wata, cotton, batting). Kun'yomi.

Alternately, compound of (seki, stone) +‎ 綿 (men, cotton, batting). On'yomi.

Noun[edit]

石綿 (hiragana いしわた, romaji ishiwata)
石綿 (hiragana せきめん, romaji sekimen)

  1. asbestos

Usage notes[edit]

The kun'yomi of ishiwata appears to be used more commonly.

Synonyms[edit]