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schist

noun \ˈshist\

: a type of rock that can be broken into thin, flat pieces

Full Definition of SCHIST

:  a metamorphic crystalline rock that has a closely foliated structure and can be split along approximately parallel planes
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Origin of SCHIST

French schiste, from Latin schistos (lapis), literally, fissile stone, from Greek schistos that may be split, from schizein
First Known Use: circa 1782

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