anthophyllite

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anthophyllite

(ăn'thəfĭl`īt): see amphiboleamphibole
, any of a group of widely distributed rock-forming minerals, magnesium-iron silicates, often with traces of calcium, aluminum, sodium, titanium, and other elements.
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anthophyllite

[‚an·thō′fī‚līt]
(mineralogy)
A clove-brown orthorhombic mineral of the amphibole group, a variety of asbestos occurring as lamellae, radiations, fibers, or massive in metamorphic rocks. Also known as bidalotite.
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