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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for spilosite

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about spilosite

Dictionary Entries near spilosite

spilly

Spilogale

Spilornis

spilosite

spilth

spin

spina bifida

Statistics for spilosite

Look-up Popularity

Comments on spilosite

What made you want to look up spilosite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by word of mouth

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!