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ser·pen·tine

 (sûr′pən-tēn′, -tīn′)
adj.
1. Of or resembling a serpent, as in form or movement; sinuous.
2. Subtly sly and tempting.
3. Relating to or associated with serpentinite or soil derived from it.
n. (-tēn′)
1. Any of a group of greenish, brownish, or mottled minerals, Mg3Si2O5(OH)4, including chrysotile, a variety of asbestos.
2. A metamorphic rock containing serpentine minerals; serpentinite.

[Middle English, from Old French serpentin, from Late Latin serpentīnus, from Latin serpēns, serpent-, serpent; see serpent.]
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serpentine

(ˈsɜːpənˌtaɪn)
adj
1. (Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a serpent
2. twisting; winding
n
(Mathematics) maths a curve that is symmetric about the origin of and asymptotic to the x-axis
[C14: from Late Latin serpentīnus, from serpēns serpent]

serpentine

(ˈsɜːpənˌtaɪn)
n
1. (Minerals) a dark green or brown mineral with a greasy or silky lustre, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is used as an ornamental stone; and one variety (chrysotile) is known as asbestos. Composition: hydrated magnesium silicate. Formula: Mg3Si2O5(OH)4. Crystal structure: monoclinic
2. (Minerals) any of a group of minerals having the general formula (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4
[C15 serpentyn, from Medieval Latin serpentīnum serpentine1; referring to the snakelike patterns of these minerals]
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ser•pen•tine1

(ˈsɜr pənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn)

adj.
1. of, characteristic of, or resembling a serpent, as in form or movement.
2. having a winding course, as a road; sinuous.
3. shrewd, wily, or cunning.
n.
4. something with a sinuous, snakelike form or movement.
[1350–1400; Middle English (adj.) < Latin serpentīnus snakelike]
ser′pen•tine`ly, adv.

ser•pen•tine2

(ˈsɜr pənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn)

n.
a green mineral or rock composed of this mineral, hydrous magnesium silicate, Mg3Si2O5(OH)4, occurring in massive, platy, and fibrous varieties.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin serpentīnum, n. use. of neuter of serpentīnus serpentine1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.serpentine - resembling a serpent in form; "a serpentine wall"; "snaky ridges in the sand"
curved, curving - having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"
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serpentine

adjective twisting, winding, snaking, crooked, coiling, meandering, tortuous, sinuous, twisty, snaky serpentine woodland pathways
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serpentine

adjective
Repeatedly curving in alternate directions:
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Translations
gewundenschlangenförmigSchlangensteinsich schlängelnd
juonikaskäärmemäinenkiemurtelevamutkikasmutkitteleva

serpentine

[ˈsɜːpəntaɪn]
A. ADJserpentino
B. N (Min) → serpentina f
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serpentine

adj lane, rivergewunden, mit vielen Windungen; road alsokurvenreich; gardenverschlungen
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serpentine

[ˈsɜːpnˌtaɪn] n (liter) (sinuous) → sinuoso/a
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Soil mineralogical analyses showed that EC mainly contained plagioclases, magnetite, clay minerals and some antigorite and pyroxene.
Mining is carried out by primitive methods such as blasting and hammering and results in waste upto 65%.The asbestos of Mohmmand, Malakand, South Waziristan agencies, district Charsadda and Swat are classified to host chrysotile, antigorite and tremolite.
Gomez-Pugnaire, "FTIR and Raman spectroscopy characterization of fluorine-bearing titanian clinohumite in antigorite serpentinite and chlorite harzburgite," Earth, Planets and Space, vol.
XRD analysis of serpentinite rocks making up the Kizilcadag ophiolitic melange (i.e., samples R1, R2, and R3) revealed that lizardite is the dominant mineral phase with trace amounts of antigorite, olivine, chromite, calcite, and phlogopite (Table 1), whereas XRD analysis of exotic blocks (i.e., samples R7, R8, and R9) dispersed in the ophiolitic melange shows the presence of four predominant mineral phases, such as lizardite, quartz, calcite, and dolomite (Table 1).
Furthermore, other mineral fibers, not used for commercial purposes or classified as "asbestos" (i.e., magnesio-riebeckite, magnesio-arfvedsonite, winchite, richterite, fluoro-edenite, antigorite, and erionite) are known to be associated with ARD among exposed populations, and health investigations are urgently needed for populations exposed to these mineral fibers.
It was described from ultramafic xenoliths in carbonatites (Gaspar, 1992) and kimberlites (McGetehin et al., 1970; Aoki et al., 1976), found to be associated with antigorite in serpentinites (Trommsdorff and Evans, 1980; SanchezVizcaino et al., 2005) and also occurs in metadunite (Dymek et al., 1988), in several garnet peridotites from ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) metamorphic terranes (Yang et al., 1993; Okay, 1994; Zhang et al., 1995; Yang, 2003), in metagabbros (Scambelluri and Rampone, 1999) and in a garnet-rich rock from the Kokchetav UHP metamorphic terrane of northern Kazakhstan (Muko et al., 2001).
The frequency of the minerals identified was: fifteen samples of whewellite Ca[C.sub.2][O.sub.4].[H.sub.2]O; eleven huntite samples, nine of which also contained calcite CaC[O.sub.3]; five dolomite samples MgCa[(C[O.sub.3]).sub.2]; two samples of the dihydrate of calcium oxalate, weddellite, Ca[C.sub.2][O.sub.4].2[H.sub.2]O, which came from the walls and ceiling of a rock shelter in the Mitchell Plateau; and there were only single samples of antigorite [Mg.sub.3][Si.sub.2][O.sub.5][(OH).sub.4], a serpentine mineral, and the clay illite (K,[H.sub.30])[Al.sub.2][Si.sub.3]Al[O.sub.10][(OH).sub.2].
These rocks have meshing texture and the Serpentine group minerals (Antigorite, Lhizardite Chrysotile) constitute their main composition.
Column bioleaching of a low grade nickel-bearing sulfide ore containing high magnesium as olivine, chlorite and antigorite. Hydrometallurgy.
It has also produced (as mentioned) brown opaque andradite garnets, globular prehnite, colorless and transparent apophyllite-(KF), stilbite, stellerite, chabazite-Ca, dark vesuvianite in acicular crystals, zoisite (as the pink variety "thulite"), albite, clinochlore, antigorite, nephrite, chrysotile, rutile, galena, pyrite, magnetite, chromite, diopside, aragonite, fine yellow calcite and quartz (andradite, calcite and quartz are very rare at the famous Jeffrey mine at Asbestos).
The surface chemistry study of two layer silicates can be appropriately considered beyond the kaolinite, aluminum silicate bilayer structure, to include the tubular halloysite of the same composition as kaolinite; and the corresponding magnesium silicates antigorite (planar structure) and chrysotile (tubular structure).