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cro·cid·o·lite

 (krō-sĭd′l-īt′)
n.
A lavender-blue or greenish variety of asbestos that is a fibrous form of the amphibole mineral riebeckite. Also called blue asbestos.

[Greek krokus, krokis, krokud-, krokid-, nap on woolen cloth + -lite.]

crocidolite

(krəʊˈsɪdəˌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a blue fibrous amphibole mineral consisting of sodium iron silicate: a variety of asbestos used in cement products and pressure piping
[C19: from Greek krokis nap on woollen cloth + -lite]

cro•cid•o•lite

(kroʊˈsɪd lˌaɪt)

n.
a bluish or greenish form of asbestos.
[1825–35; < Greek krokid-, s. of krokís nap, wool + -o- + -lite]