Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fibrous, lavender-blue or greenish mineral, a sodium iron silicate that is used as a commercial form of asbestos.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mineral consisting principally of silicate of iron and sodium, occurring in asbestos-like fibers of a delicate blue color, and also massive, in Griqualand, South Africa, and in the Vosges mountains of France and Germany. Also called blue asbestos.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) A mineral occuring in silky fibers of a lavender blue color. It is related to hornblende and is essentially a silicate of iron and soda; -- called also blue asbestus. A silicified form, in which the fibers penetrating quartz are changed to oxide of iron, is the yellow brown tiger-eye of the jewelers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy A fibrous, blue-green mineral that is an asbestos-like form of riebeckite.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek krokus, krokis, krokud-, krokid-, nap on woolen cloth + –lite.]

Examples

  • It is recommended to generally forbid the mining and further processing of the particularly hazardous Asbestos types, namely crocidolite and amosite.

    1. Introduction.

  • A cohort study of miners employed at the mine reported that while no deaths occurred within the first 10 years after crocidolite exposure, 85 deaths attributable to mesothelioma had occurred by 1985.

    Balkinization

  • A cohort study of miners employed at the mine reported that while no deaths occurred within the first 10 years after crocidolite exposure, 85 deaths attributable to mesothelioma had occurred by 1985.

    Balkinization

  • A cohort study of miners employed at the mine reported that while no deaths occurred within the first 10 years after crocidolite exposure, 85 deaths attributable to mesothelioma had occurred by 1985.

    Balkinization

  • A cohort study of miners employed at the mine reported that while no deaths occurred within the first 10 years after crocidolite exposure, 85 deaths attributable to mesothelioma had occurred by 1985.

    Balkinization

  • A cohort study of miners employed at the mine reported that while no deaths occurred within the first 10 years after crocidolite exposure, 85 deaths attributable to mesothelioma had occurred by 1985.

    Balkinization

  • A cohort study of miners employed at the mine reported that while no deaths occurred within the first 10 years after crocidolite exposure, 85 deaths attributable to mesothelioma had occurred by 1985.

    Balkinization

  • A cohort study of miners employed at the mine reported that while no deaths occurred within the first 10 years after crocidolite exposure, 85 deaths attributable to mesothelioma had occurred by 1985.

    Balkinization

  • A cohort study of miners employed at the mine reported that while no deaths occurred within the first 10 years after crocidolite exposure, 85 deaths attributable to mesothelioma had occurred by 1985.

    Balkinization

  • A cohort study of miners employed at the mine reported that while no deaths occurred within the first 10 years after crocidolite exposure, 85 deaths attributable to mesothelioma had occurred by 1985.

    Balkinization

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  • Pronunciation: \kr�?-ˈsi-də-ˌlīt\

    Function: noun

    Etymology: German Krokydolith, from Greek krokyd-, krokys nap on cloth (akin to Greek krekein to weave) + German -lith -lite — more at reel

    Date: 1835

    : a lavender-blue or light green mineral of the amphibole group that occurs in silky fibers and in massive form and is a type of asbestos.

    _Wikipedia

    February 14, 2008