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am·i·an·thus  audio  (m-nths) KEY  also am·i·an·tus  (-ts) KEY 

NOUN:
An asbestos with fine, silky fibers.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin amiantus, from Greek amiantos, undefiled : a-, not ; see a-1 + miantos, defiled (from miainein, to defile)


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