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 (ăm′ə-sīt′, -zīt′)
A gray to brown iron-rich variety of asbestos that is a fibrous form of an amphibole mineral.

[After Amosa Ltd., South African company mining this mineral, from A(sbestos) M(ines) o(f) S(outh) A(frica).]


(Minerals) a fibrous mineral used in the manufacture of heat and acid-proof asbestos
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These imports decreased from 1997 when some forms of asbestos, such as crocidolite and amosite, were prohibited (Park, Choi, Ryu, Park, & Paik, 2008).
Renal, vascular and cardiac fibrosis in rats exposed to passive smoking and industrial dust fibre amosite.
There are three commercial types, listed in the order of most deadly, crocidolite, amosite and chrysotile.
00: AMOSITE (P Aspell 12-1) 1; Tychaios (1-2f) 2; Imaginary Diva (12-1) 3 5 ran.
DISCUSSION: Malignant mesothelioma is pleural malignancy strongly associated with exposure to crocidolite, chrysotile, amosite and all other type of asbestos.
Adopted in January 2000, the CCO strictly prohibits the use of amosite (brown) and crocidolite (blue) asbestos fibers and of products containing these fibers, but permits the use of chrysolite (white) asbestos fibers in high density products.
There are six types of asbestos but the three main types are Chrysotile (white) which is a serpentine snake-like fibre, and the generally recognised more harmful types of Amosite (brown) and Crocidolite (blue) which are amphibole, needle-like fibres.
Amosite (brown asbestos) is used primarily as a fire retardant in thermal insulation products and ceiling tiles.
Amosite would account for approximately 9% and the remaining 90% is chrysotile.
Although she failed in her follow-up bid there at the start of January, she was a convincing winner at Kempton last time out, beating Amosite by three lengths, and a 4lb rise on the part of the assessor looks lenient.
Energetic Dancing At seven, Dancing Welcome may be only the joint oldest in the field with Amosite but has certainly been the busiest.