Definition of Phyllite

1. n. A mineral related to ottrelite.



Definition of Phyllite

1. Noun. (geology) a type of metamorphic rock formed from clay-rich sediments called pelites ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phyllite

1. a foliated rock [n -S]

Medical Definition of Phyllite

1. A mineral related to ottrelite. Clay slate; argillaceous schist. See: Phylo-. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phyllite

phyle
phyles
phyleses
phylesis
phylesises
phyletic
phyletic shift
phyletically
phyletics
phylic
phyllanthocin
phyllaries
phyllary
phyllichnium
phylliform
phyllite (current term)
phyllites
phyllitic
phyllo
phyllo-
phyllo pastry
phyllobranchia
phyllobranchiae
phylloclad
phylloclades
phyllocladia
phyllocladium
phyllocyanin
phyllocyanine

Literary usage of Phyllite

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1. The Geology of Worcester, Massachusetts by Joseph Hartshorn Perry, Benjamin Kendall Emerson (1903)
"South of Worcester, and north from this Oakdale region, the central band does not appear, because the phyllite is continuous from the western quartzite band ..."

2. Manual of the Geology of Connecticut by William North Rice, Herbert Ernest Gregory (1908)
"The Orange phyllite extends from Stratford to the east line of Bethany, forming the banks of ... The rock is a slate or phyllite, highly fissile, sericitic, ..."

3. Geology of Wisconsin: Survey of 1873-1879 by Wisconsin Chief Geologist (1880)
"A related rock (108) occurs on the Pine river, "Wis. Tliese varieties lead us naturally to the next variety: G. phyllite, which is the transition variety, ..."

4. Military Geology and Topography: A Presentation of Certain Phases of Geology by Herbert Ernest Gregory (1918)
"Clay schist or phyllite.($)—The continued induration of slate with intense compression and shearing produces clay schist or phyllite, a rock having the ..."

5. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1894)
"The fourth section, about a mile away, on the left bank of the Reuss valley, gives a practically continuous section in phyllite and dark limestone, ..."

6. Building Stones and Clay-products: A Handbook for Architects by Heinrich Ries (1912)
"phyllite is a slate in a more advanced stage of metamorphism, and one in which the mica scales are not only more abundant but also visible to the naked eye. ..."

7. Building Stones and Clay-products: A Handbook for Architects by Heinrich Ries (1912)
"phyllite is a slate in a more advanced stage of metamorphism, and one in which the mica scales are not only more abundant but also visible to the naked eye. ..."

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