tremolite [trem-uh-lahyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Mineralogy.

  1. 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; see -ite1 Related 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.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883


  • 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

    1. 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

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