noun Etymology: German Anthophyllit, from New Latin anthophyllum, from Greek anthos + phyllon leaf — more at blade Date: circa 1828 an orthorhombic mineral of the amphibole group that is essentially a silicate of magnesium and iron and is usually lamellar or fibrous and when fibrous is one of the less common forms of asbestos

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  • Anthophyllite — Anthophyllite[1] Catégorie IX : silicates[2] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Anthophyllite — An*thoph yl*lite, n. [NL. anthophyllum clove.] A mineral of the hornblende group, of a yellowish gray or clove brown color. {An tho*phyl*lit ic}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthophyllite — ● anthophyllite nom féminin Amphibole ferromagnésienne orthorhombique, d aspect fibreux, présente dans les roches métamorphiques, basiques ou ultrabasiques …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Anthophyllite — Infobox mineral name = Anthophyllite category = boxwidth = boxbgcolor = caption = formula = Hydrous Magnesium Iron silicate (Mg,Fe)7Si8O22(OH)2 molweight = color = gray to green, brown, and beige habit = Rarely as distinct crystals. Commonly… …   Wikipedia

  • anthophyllite — anthophyllitic /an theuh feuh lit ik/, adj. /an theuh fil uyt/, n. a mineral, magnesium iron silicate, (Mg,Fe)7(Si8O22)(OH)2, occurring in schists in lamellar or fibrous clove brown crystals. [1835 45; < NL anthophyll(um) clove (see ANTHO , PHYL) …   Universalium

  • anthophyllite — noun A dark brown amphibole mineral; a mixed silicate of iron and magnesium. Anthophyllite is of a brownish colour, and glistening, pearly, pseudo metallic lustre; it occurs massive, the mass consisting of crystals or crystalline fibres often… …   Wiktionary

  • anthophyllite — antofilitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė (Mg,Fe)₇[OH|Si₄O₁₁]₂ atitikmenys: angl. anthophyllite rus. антофиллит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • anthophyllite —    A natural magnesium–iron silicate; a variety of asbestos occurring as lamellae, radiations, fibers or massive in metamorphic rocks. Also known as bidalotite …   Forensic science glossary

  • anthophyllite — an·tho·phyl·lite …   English syllables

  • anthophyllite — noun a dark brown mineral of the amphibole group; magnesium iron silicate • Hypernyms: ↑amphibole • Member Holonyms: ↑amphibole group …   Useful english dictionary

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