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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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The amosite had median lengths about twice that of LA, but the widths of LA and the amosite were equivalent.
There are three commercial types, listed in the order of most deadly, crocidolite, amosite and chrysotile.
There is a ban on crocidolite or blue asbestos and amosite or brown asbestos while the use of chrysolite or white asbestos is not banned and permitted in high density products as fire proofing, clothing, roofing felts or related products, asbestos cement roofing and flat sheet, friction materials, high temperature textile products etc.
00: AMOSITE (P Aspell 12-1) 1; Tychaios (1-2f) 2; Imaginary Diva (12-1) 3 5 ran.
Asbestos is a generic name that refers to a group of six naturally occurring fibrous silicate minerals (actinolite, amosite, anthophylite, chrysotile, crocidolite, and tremolite) (Mahini, 2005).
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.
Amosite asbestos, also called Grunerile or brown asbestos, is classified as the second most common type of asbestos found in industrial and commercial products including cement sheet and pipe insulation.
Energetic Dancing At seven, Dancing Welcome may be only the joint oldest in the field with Amosite but has certainly been the busiest.
Signed by former Health Minister Suleiman Franjieh and former Environment Minister Akram Chehayeb, the law bars the importing of Crocidolite, Amosite, Anthophyllite, Actinolite and Tremolite but allows a common asbestos called Crysotile, known as white asbestos.