amianthus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀμίαντος (amíantos, undefiled), from ἀ- (a-, not) + μιαίνω (miaínō, I defile).

Noun[edit]

amianthus (uncountable)

  1. a type of asbestos with long, soft, thin fibers

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External links[edit]

  • amianthus Barthelmy, David (accessed 29 August 2016) Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1]
  • amianthus mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016