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Definition 1: a fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer - [noun denoting substance]

(asbestos is a kind of ...) a mineral or mineral variety belonging to the amphibole group

(... is a kind of asbestos ) a grey or green fibrous mineral; an important source of commercial asbestos

(... is a kind of asbestos ) a white or pale green mineral (calcium magnesium silicate) of the amphibole group used as a form of asbestos

(... is a member of asbestos) a group of minerals with similar crystal structures containing a silicate chain and combinations of chiefly sodium and calcium and magnesium and iron and aluminum

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