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[mahy-luh-nahyt, mil-uh-] /ˈmaɪ ləˌnaɪt, ˈmɪl ə-/

Geology. a rock that has been crushed and sheared to such an extent that its original texture has been destroyed.
/ˈmaɪləˌnaɪt; ˈmɪlə-/
a fine-grained metamorphic rock, often showing banding and micaceous fracture, formed by the crushing, grinding, or rolling of the original structure
A fine-grained laminated metamorphic rock in which preexisting minerals have been partially pulverized and drawn out into bands. Mylonite forms along geologic faults where shearing and grinding of rocks takes place.


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