Asbestos vs Asbestoslike - What's the difference?

asbestos | asbestoslike |


As a noun asbestos

is any of several fibrous mineral forms of magnesium silicate, used for fireproofing, electrical insulation, building materials, brake linings, and chemical filters.

As an adjective asbestoslike is

resembling or characteristic of asbestos.

asbestos

Noun

  • Any of several fibrous mineral forms of magnesium silicate, used for fireproofing, electrical insulation, building materials, brake linings, and chemical filters.
  • All types of asbestos are potentially carcinogenic when inhaled.
    Asbestos insulation was once ubiquitous.

    Derived terms

    * asbestosis

    asbestoslike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling or characteristic of asbestos.
  • * 1963 , Harry S Ashmore, Encyclop√¶dia Britannica: a new survey of universal knowledge: Volume 18
  • The lesions of psoriasis are usually characteristic, consisting of sharply outlined dull red patches of varying size, with thickening of the skin, and a heavy rough scale which is silvery or asbestoslike in colour.