noun an iron-rich amphibole asbestos.
early 20th cent.: from the initial letters of Asbestos Mines of South Africa.

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  • amosite — ˈaməˌsīt, ˌz noun ( s) Etymology: Asbestos Mine of South Africa + English ite : a mineral that is an iron rich variety of anthophyllite occurring in long fibers and much used as a type of asbestos …   Useful english dictionary

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