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schist

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noun \ˈshist\

Simple Definition of schist

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

Full Definition of schist

  1. :  a metamorphic crystalline rock that has a closely foliated structure and can be split along approximately parallel planes

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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