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schist

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From French schiste, from Latin schistos lapis (the stone that is easy to split), from Ancient Greek[script needed] (skhizein, to split).

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schist (plural schists)

  1. Any crystalline rock having a foliated structure and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates.
    • 2012, Amy Schoeman, Skeleton Coast, page ii
      Millions of years ago the mica schists surrounding the old Brandberg West Mine became folded and concertinaed by enormous horizontal pressures.

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schist f, m (plural schisten)

  1. schist

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