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schist

  

      n   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)  
  schistose      adj  
  schistosity      n  


blue schist  
      n   a metamorphic rock formed under conditions of high pressure and relatively low temperature  
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