Any of a group of metamorphic rocks containing parallel layers of flaky minerals, as mica or talc, and splitting easily into thin, parallel leaves.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Schist
Origin of Schist
French schiste from Latin (lapis) schistos fissile (stone), a kind of iron ore from Greek skhistos split, divisible from skhizein to split skei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From L schistos lapis, "the stone that is easy to split", from Greek skhizein, "to split".
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