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Definition / general
- Special type of long-thin silica crystal, usually from mineral group chrysotile
- Highly fibrogenic in tissue
- Called ferruginous bodies in tissue - fibers coated with protein-iron-calcium matrix, giving them a shish-kebab appearance; highlighted with iron stain