Definition of schist in English:

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schist

Pronunciation: /SHist/

noun

Geology
A coarse-grained metamorphic rock that consists of layers of different minerals and can be split into thin irregular plates.
Example sentences
  • Glaciers have deposited shale, slate, schist, and limestone throughout the region.
  • The three mountainous areas consist of large cores of igneous rocks (granites and basalts) surrounded by larger areas of metamorphic rocks, mostly schists and gneiss.
  • It includes a variety of rocks, such as basalt, granite, gneiss, quartzite, slate, and schist.

Derivatives

schistous

Pronunciation: /-təs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Acres of vineyard, mainly at relatively high altitudes on schistous foothills of the Cévennes, look down on the plains around Béziers.

Origin

Late 18th century: from French schiste, via Latin from Greek skhistos 'split', from the base of skhizein 'cleave'.

Words that rhyme with schist

assist, cist, coexist, consist, cyst, desist, enlist, exist, gist, grist, hist, insist, list, Liszt, mist, persist, resist, subsist, tryst, twist, whist, wist, wrist

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Syllabification: schist

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