chrysotile

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chrysotile:

see serpentineserpentine
, hydrous silicate of magnesium. It occurs in crystalline form only as a pseudomorph having the form of some other mineral and is generally found in the form of chrysotile (silky fibers) and antigorite and lizardite (which are both tabular).
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chrysotile

[′kris·ō‚tīl]
(mineralogy)
Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 A fibrous form of serpentine that constitutes one type of asbestos.
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Mutation frequencies at red/gam gene loci were elevated in response to chrysotile exposure.
To determine the spectrum of mutations induced by chrysotile fibers, 93 and 74 [lambda] mutants from control cells and cells treated with chrysotile at 1 [micro]g/[cm.
To provide further evidence of the contribution of deletions > 2 kb to the mutagenicity of chrysotile, we compared the frequencies of deletions > 2 kb induced by chrysotile at a dose of 1 [micro]g/[cm.
Oxyradicals mediated the mutagenicity of chrysotile in transgenic mouse mutation assay system.