phyllite

noun
phyl·​lite | \ ˈfiˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of phyllite

: a foliated rock that is intermediate in composition and fabric between slate and schist

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Other Words from phyllite

phyllitic \ fə̇ˈlitik \ adjective

History and Etymology for phyllite

phyll- + -ite

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“Phyllite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phyllite. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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