amianthus (uncountable)

  1. A type of asbestos with long, soft, thin fibers.
    • 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia, I:
      the Microscope can afford us hundreds of Instances of Points many thousand times sharper: such as […] the ends of the stiriæ or small parallelipipeds of Amianthus […]
  • Portuguese: amianto
  • Spanish: amianto

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