tremolite [trem-uh-lahyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Mineralogy.
- a white or grayish variety of amphibole, Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2, usually occurring in bladed crystals.
Origin of tremolite 1790–1800; named after Tremola, valley in Switzerland; seeRelated formstrem·o·lit·ic [trem-uh-lit-ik] /ˈtrɛm əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective Examples from the Web for tremolite Historical Examples of tremolite
The true asbestos, however, he says, is a fibrous variety of tremolite or hornblende.
Robert H. Jones
The tremolite occurs in white crystals, about a quarter inch in width and from a half to three inches in length.
Tremolite is a white to light gray silicate of lime and magnesia found especially in metamorphic limestones.
William J. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for tremolite tremolite noun
- a white or pale green mineral of the amphibole group consisting of calcium magnesium silicate. When occurring in fibrous habit, it is used as a form of asbestos. Formula: Ca 2 (Mg,Fe) 5 Si 8 O 22 (OH) 2
Word Origin for tremolite C18: from Tremola, name of Swiss valley where it was found + -ite