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trem·o·lite

 (trĕm′ə-līt′)
n.
A white to dark gray or greenish amphibole mineral, Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2, that occurs in several forms, including a fibrous form that is a variety of asbestos.

[French trémolite, after Tremola, a valley in the Swiss Alps.]

tremolite

(ˈtrɛməˌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a white or pale green mineral of the amphibole group consisting of calcium magnesium silicate. When occurring in fibrous habit, it is used as a form of asbestos. Formula: Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2
[C18: from Tremola, name of Swiss valley where it was found + -ite]

trem•o•lite

(ˈtrɛm əˌlaɪt)

n.
a whitish amphibole mineral, Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2, usu. occurring in bladed crystals.
[1790–1800; after Tremola, valley in Switzerland]
trem`o•lit′ic (-ˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tremolite - a white or pale green mineral (calcium magnesium silicate) of the amphibole group used as a form of asbestostremolite - a white or pale green mineral (calcium magnesium silicate) of the amphibole group used as a form of asbestos
amphibole group - a group of minerals with similar crystal structures containing a silicate chain and combinations of chiefly sodium and calcium and magnesium and iron and aluminum
asbestos - a fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer
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