chrysotile
noun Etymology: German Chrysotil, from chrys- + -til fiber, from Greek tillein to pluck Date: 1850 a mineral consisting of a fibrous silky variety of serpentine and constituting a common form and principal source of asbestos

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  • chrysotile — noun /ˈkrɪs.ə.tɪl/ A fibrous silicate mineral with the chemical formula Mg(SiO)(OH); a form of serpentine asbestos …   Wiktionary

  • chrysotile — chryso·tile (krisґo tīl) the most widely used form of asbestos, a gray green magnesium silicate in the serpentine class of asbestos; inhalation of its dust may cause asbestosis and, rarely, forms of mesothelioma and other lung cancers …   Medical dictionary

  • Chrysotile —    A type of asbestos …   Forensic science glossary

  • chrysotile — [ krɪsə(ʊ)tʌɪl] noun a fibrous form of the mineral serpentine. Origin C19: from Gk khrusos gold + tilos fibre …   English new terms dictionary

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