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schist

 (shĭst)
n.
Any of various medium-grained to coarse-grained metamorphic rocks composed of laminated, often flaky parallel layers of chiefly micaceous minerals.

[French schiste, from Latin (lapis) schistos, fissile (stone), a kind of iron ore, from Greek skhistos, split, divisible, from skhizein, to split; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

schis′tose′ (shĭs′tōs′), schis′tous (-təs) adj.

schist

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shist

n
(Geological Science) any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers because its micaceous minerals have become aligned in thin parallel bands
[C18: from French schiste, from Latin lapis schistos stone that may be split, from Greek skhizein to split]
ˈschistose adj
schistosity n

schist

(ʃɪst)

n.
any of a class of crystalline metamorphic rocks whose constituent mineral grains have a more or less parallel or foliated arrangement.
[1775–85; < New Latin schistus, Latin (lapis) schistos < Greek schistós divided, curdled, divisible, derivative of schízein to split, with -tos adj. suffix]
schis′tose, schis′tous, adj.

schist

(shĭst)
A metamorphic rock characterized by a very fine alignment of its minerals, which allows it to be easily split into flakes or slabs. Because schist often contains abundant mica, it usually has a shiny, gray appearance. See Table at rock.

schist

A metamorphic rock rich in flattened, aligned minerals. It comes from slate and basalt.
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Noun1.schist - any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layersschist - any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers
metamorphic rock - rock altered by pressure and heat
Translations

schist

[ʃɪst] Nesquisto m

schist

nSchiefer m
References in classic literature ?
Nor does their almost universally volcanic composition favour the admission that they are the wrecks of sunken continents;--if they had originally existed as mountain-ranges on the land, some at least of the islands would have been formed, like other mountain-summits, of granite, metamorphic schists, old fossiliferous or other such rocks, instead of consisting of mere piles of volcanic matter.
You would not have to look long among those fissures of slaty schist without finding peptites of considerable value.
It consists of metagabroic rocks, garnet amphibolites, amphibole schists, quartz-sericite schists and quartzites of medium- to low-pressure, as well as lawsonite and glaucophane schists and eclogites of high pressure and serpentinized ultramafic rocks (Maya and Gonzalez, 1995).
55% metamorphic rocks including schists, gneisses, marbles, slates and epidosite and 34.
It's great fun to try to figure out rock identities even as the water-polished pebbles afford an endless variety of gneisses, granitic rocks, schists, shales, black mudstones, and white quartzite.
These soils have been suggested to have generally developed from Schists of Dharwarian formation, Basalts of Deccan trap formation and Limestone of Bhima formation.
The southern margin of the deposit hosts bands of talc-rich assemblages with actinolite-talc and chlorite-talc schists that comprise magnetite dissemination and are ten to 50m thick.
This group of rocks consists of three main lithologies: (i) a monotonous sequence of schists and quartz-schists; (ii) fine-grained gneisses with intercalations or boudins of schists and metabasites; and (iii) metabasites which, in the vicinity of the gneisses, contain boudins of fine-grained gneisses and schists.
Casimcea Plateau (located in the central-east), is a remnant of slightly wavy and raised pediplen, with outcrops of green schists ("coltani") in valleys and inselbergs, parasitized by thick loess blankets in which the valleys have been deepened recently.
15]N signatures associated with the two species on volcanic-plutonic rocks of the Paramaca series (high total soil nitrogen concentration) and schists of the Orapu series (low total soil nitrogen concentration).
The Arquia Group is formed by garnet amphibolites, greenschists and mica schists, from basic, volcano-sedimentary and pelitic protoliths, respectively, metamorphosed under greenschist and amphibolite facies conditions (Restrepo & Toussaint, 1976; Arias & Caballero, 1978; Sanchez, 1988; Rios Reyes, et al.
Geochemical trends in weathered profiles above granite gneiss and schists of Abeokuta area, Southwestern Nigeria.