amosite

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am·o·site

 (ăm′ə-sīt′, -zīt′)
n.
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).]

amosite

(ˈæməˌsaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a fibrous mineral used in the manufacture of heat and acid-proof asbestos