\asbˈɛstəs], \asbˈɛstəs], \a_s_b_ˈɛ_s_t_ə_s]\
Definitions of ASBESTOS
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- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Noah Webster.
Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
A name given to several fibrous varieties of double silicate of magnesium and calcium, remarkable for their resistance to the action of heat. A soft, fibrous substance, made up of flexible or elastic filaments sometimes closely resembling those of flax or silk. It surpasses all other substances as a non-conductor of heat. Used as a covering to steam pipes and as a filter material. Later applied to the substance that cannot be burned. [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
By Thomas Sheridan
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- fruit like that rose, consisting a cup formed of the calyx tube receptacle, and containing achenes. [Greek] An etaerio with achenes placed on concave thalamus.