schist

noun \ ˈshist \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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 and Etymology of schist

French schiste, from Latin schistos (lapis), literally, fissile stone, from Greek schistos that may be split, from schizein


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schist

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Definition of schist for English Language Learners

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


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