Definition of Mylonite

1. Noun. (geology) Any rock that has undergone modifications due to dynamic recrystallization following plastic flow; a schist created by crushed or ground rock. ¹



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Definition of Mylonite

1. a type of rock [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mylonite

myenteron
myg
mygale
mygales
myiases
myiasis
mylar
mylars
myletis
mylodon
mylodons
mylodont
mylodontid
mylodonts
mylohyoid
mylonite (current term)
mylonites
mylonitic
mym
myna
myna bird
mynah
mynah bird
mynahs
mynas
mynchen
mynchens
myncheries
mynchery
mynde

Literary usage of Mylonite

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1. Radionuclide Retention in Geologic Media: Workshop Proceedings, Oskarshamn by Svensk kärnbränslehantering AB., OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"In contrast to the of ten-observed higher porosity near fracture surfaces, very dense mylonite areas of extremely low porosity are adjacent to the fracture ..."

2. The Nomenclature of Petrology: With References to Selected Literature by Arthur Holmes (1920)
"mylonite, iMp^-orth 1885. — A compact chert-like rock, without cleavage, but with a streaky or banded structure ; produced by the extreme granulation and ..."

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