Definition for AM-I-ANTH'OID

AM-I-ANTH'OID, n. [Amianth and Gr. ειδος, form.]

A mineral which occurs in tufts, composed of long capillary filaments, flexible and very elastic; more flexible than the fibers of asbestus, but stiffer and more elastic than those of amianth. The color is olive green, or greenish white. – Haüy. Cleaveland.

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