amianthus

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amianthus

[‚a·mē′an·thəs]
(mineralogy)
A fine, silky variety of asbestos, such as chrysotile.
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Fourth, collagenous bundles of so-called amianthoid fibers are distributed throughout the lesion, and have a darker eosinophilic center surrounded by a paler eosinophilic, stellate-shaped periphery (Figure 4, A).
Immunohistochemical study of the so-called amianthoid fibers indicates that the center of these fibers is composed of collagen type I, while the periphery is made up of collagen type III.
First, the so-called amianthoid fiber is a collagen fiber, not an amianthoid fiber.