Definition of Schist

1. Noun. Any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers.

Generic synonyms: Metamorphic Rock

Definition of Schist

1. n. Any crystalline rock having a foliated structure (see Foliation) and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates. The common kinds are mica schist, and hornblendic schist, consisting chiefly of quartz with mica or hornblende and often feldspar.

Definition of Schist

1. Noun. Any crystalline rock having a foliated structure and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates. ¹

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Definition of Schist

1. a rock that readily splits into parallel layers [n -S]

Medical Definition of Schist

1. Any crystalline rock having a foliated structure (see Foliation) and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates. The common kinds are mica schist, and hornblendic schist, consisting chiefly of quartz with mica or hornblende and often feldspar. Origin: Gr. Divided, divisible, fr. To divide: cf. F. Schiste. See Schism. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schist

schism
schisma
schismas
schismatic
schismatical
schismaticall
schismatically
schismatick
schismatics
schismatize
schismatized
schismatizes
schismatizing
schismless
schisms
schist (current term)
schistaceous
schistatin
schistic
schisto-
schistocelia
schistocormia
schistocystis
schistocyte
schistocytes
schistocytic
schistocytosis
schistoglossia
schistomelia
schistorrhachis

Literary usage of Schist

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1. Geology of Wisconsin: Survey of 1873-1879 by Wisconsin Chief Geologist (1880)
"Biotite schist occurs to the east on the south side of the river [3262-3]. Covered. ... Mica schist [2148] 50 Gray micaceous quartzite 20 Quartz schist, ..."

2. The Data of Geochemistry by Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1908)
"MICA schist. A great variety of other schists, corresponding to the variations in the sediments themselves, have received special descriptive names. ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"Fine-grained micaceous hornblende schist, poor in hornblende. 37. Jasper. ... Impure talc schist. 42. schistose amphibolite rock, poor in hornblende. 43. ..."

4. Text-book of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1903)
"it fusses into chlorite-schist, und by the loss of mica, into quartz-schist and ... Mica-schist wies in colour mainly according to the hue of its mica. ilr. ..."

5. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"In Great Britain, those members of the series which approach most nearly to granite in their composition, as gneiss, mica-schist, and hornblende-schist, ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1892)
"On the Occurrence of Detrital Tourmaline in a, Quarts-schist west of Start Point, South Devon. By AR HUNT, MA, FGS While examining the Devonian cliffs near ..."

7. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1855)
"In Great Britain, those members of the series which approach most nearly to granite in their composition, as gneiss, mica-schist, and hornblende-schist, ..."

8. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, the Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1855)
"In Great Britain, those members of the series which approach most nearly to granite in their composition, as gneiss, mica-schist, and hornblende-schist, ..."

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