Schist



noun
1.
any of a class of crystalline metamorphic rocks whose constituent mineral grains have a more or less parallel or foliated arrangement.
noun
1.
any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers because its micaceous minerals have become aligned in thin parallel bands
schist
(shĭst)
A highly foliated, medium-grained metamorphic rock that splits easily into flakes or slabs along well-defined planes of mica. The mineral composition of schist is varied and is often reflected in the name given to the rock. For example, a schist that contains garnet is called a garnet schist. A schist containing chlorite is called a chlorite schist.

schistose adjective (shĭs’tōs’)

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