Definitions

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  • adj. having a particular kind of fibrosity in which fibers have high tensile strength and flexibility

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the form or structure of asbestus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form or appearance of asbestos.

Etymologies

asbestos + -form (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The formation of asbestiform amphiboles must result from multiple nucleation and specific growth conditions.

    Geology of asbestos

  • Of the amphiboles, only a few varieties have an asbestiform habit and the latter occur in relatively low quantities.

    Geology of asbestos

  • The difference between asbestiform and massive amphibole minerals is obvious on the macroscopic scale, although the crystalline structures of the two varieties do not exhibit substantial differences.

    Geology of asbestos

  • The asbestiform amphiboles tend to have a larger number of crystal defects (Wadsley defects and twinning and chain-width disorder) than the nonasbestiform varieties.

    Geology of asbestos

  • However, the statistical average of their aspect ratio is considerably lower than that of the asbestiform amphiboles.

    Geology of asbestos

  • Libby vermiculite is contaminated with an especially toxic form of naturally-occurring asbestos called tremolite-actinolite asbestiform mineral fibers.

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  • Excess risk of pleural mesothelioma from past exposures to asbestos, as evidenced by a trend of high incidence rates during the last half century, appears to be the result of nonchrysotile asbestiform fibers.

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