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cro·cid·o·lite  audio  (kr-sdl-t) KEY 

NOUN:
A fibrous, lavender-blue or greenish mineral, a sodium iron silicate that is used as a commercial form of asbestos.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek krokus, krokis, krokud-, krokid-, nap on woolen cloth + -lite


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