crocidolite

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κρόκυς (krókus, nap of cloth/wool) and λίθος (líthos, stone), for its appearance.

Noun[edit]

crocidolite (plural crocidolites)

  1. (mineralogy) A fibrous, blue-green mineral that is an asbestos-like variety of riebeckite.

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