asbestiform


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as·bes·ti·form

 (ăs-bĕs′tə-fôrm′, ăz-)
adj.
Having a crystalline structure consisting of long thin flexible fibers, as in the various forms of commercial asbestos.

asbestiform

(æsˈbɛstɪˌfɔːm)
adj
(Minerals) having the look or structure of asbestos
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EPA 2014c), was the site of a former mine that produced vermiculite contaminated with a mixture of asbestiform amphiboles, including winchite, richterite, and tremolite asbestos (Meeker et al.
141, states: "Asbestos means the asbestiform varieties of serpentinite (chrysotile), riebeckite (crocidolite), cummingtonite-grunerite, anthophyllite, and actinolite-tremolite.
On the northern end of the body asbestiform serpentine is also noted which imparts a fibrous appearance to the rock (Khan and Humayoun, 1980).
The serpentine group contains a single asbestiform variety: chrysotile, which comprises over 90% of the asbestos mined worldwide today (Craighead & Mossman, 1982).
where vermiculite containing asbestiform amphiboles were mined from 1920 to 1990 and given free of charge for insulation and to build driveways and ball fields.
NSSGA also has recommended expansion of the definition of asbestos to include other asbestiform amphiboles.
Data on the geographic distributions of cancers may suggest a natural component of soil (as in the case of some asbestiform minerals that cause mesothelioma) or the emissions from a factory.
5) Although chrysotile is a reasonably well-defined mineral (see photo 2), the other five amphibole asbestiform fibers are difficult to identify, as their physical and chemical properties are so vastly different.
Of particular interest to this study is a hydrothermally derived assemblage composed of spessartine, rhodonite and asbestiform Mn-rich cummingtonite (Pires, 1977).
5%], of the 439 cases evaluated may have a condition consistent with exposure to an asbestiform mineral.
sections on asbestiform minerals; specific pages vary in different