Definition of Gneissoid

1. a. Resembling gneiss; having some of the characteristics of gneiss; -- applied to rocks of an intermediate character between granite and gneiss, or mica slate and gneiss.



Definition of Gneissoid

1. Adjective. (geology) Having a structure similar to that of gneiss, or intermediate between that of gneiss and mica or granite ¹

2. Noun. (geology) A metamorphic rock having the composition of a laminated granite ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gneissoid

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Gneissoid

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1. The Geology of Worcester, Massachusetts by Joseph Hartshorn Perry, Benjamin Kendall Emerson (1903)
"Biotite (14) Then three feet of the dark biotite schist «entstand followed by twelve feet of narrow, alternating bands "granite, of light gneissoid granite ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"On the Occurrence of a Boulder of Granitoid Gneiss or gneissoid Granite in the Halifax Hard-led Coal. By JAMES SPENCER. With a note by Professor TO BONNET. ..."

3. Building Stones and Clays: Their Origin, Characters and Examination by Edwin Clarence Eckel (1912)
"Laminated or gneissoid Structure. — The term gneiss is applied to rocks which have the same chemical and mineralogical composition as the granites and their ..."

4. The Geology and Ore Deposits of the Virgilina District of Virginia and North by Francis Baker Laney (1917)
"gneissoid ROCKS. Mica Gneiss. The oldest geological formation in the Virgilina district is a mica gneiss or mica schist, a narrow strip of which is included ..."

5. First Report, 1908, with Accompanying Papers by Colorado Geological Survey (1909)
"From the prevailing type—a slightly gneissoid granite—there are transitions ... As the gneissoid character becomes prominent, the relative importance of the ..."

6. The Geography of British India, Political & Physical by George Smith (1882)
"AURIFEROUS gneissoid ROCKS.—In India gold is ultimately derived chiefly from the quartz veins of metamorphosed rocks. The subaerial degradation and erosion ..."

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