adjective heli·cit·ic \¦hēlə¦sitik, ¦hel-\

Definition of helicitic

of metamorphic rock

  1. :  marked by bands of inclusions showing the original bedding or schistosity of the rock and in many places cutting through the later formation

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Origin and Etymology of helicitic

helic- + -itic

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