spilosite

noun
spi·​lo·​site | \ ˈspīləˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of spilosite

: a spotted schistose rock produced by contact metamorphism of clay slate usually by diabase

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History and Etymology for spilosite

German spilosit, from Greek spilos spot + German -it -ite

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“Spilosite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spilosite. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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