Chrysotile

Chrysotile or white asbestos is the most commonly encountered form of asbestos, accounting for approximately 95% of the asbestos in place in the United States and a similar proportion in other countries. It is a soft, fibrous silicate mineral in the serpentine group of phyllosilicates; as such, it is distinct from other asbestiform minerals in the...
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chrysotile

(Greek: `hair of gold`), fibrous variety of the magnesium silicate mineral serpentine; chrysotile is the most important asbestos mineral.[6 related articles]
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chrysotile

noun a grey or green fibrous mineral; an important source of commercial asbestos
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chrysotile

chrysotile: see serpentine.
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chrysotile

Mineral in the serpentine group, Mg3Si2O5(OH)4. A soft, fibrous, silky mineral, the primary source of asbestos
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Chrysotile

White asbestos.
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chrysotile

[n] - a gray or green fibrous mineral
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