foliated

[foh-lee-ey-tid]
adjective
1.
shaped like a leaf or leaves: foliated ornaments.
2.
Also, foliate. Petrology, Mineralogy. consisting of thin and separable laminae.
3.
Architecture, foliate ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1640–50; foliate + -ed2

unfoliated, adjective
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foliate

[adj. foh-lee-it, -eyt; v. foh-lee-eyt]
adjective
1.
covered with or having leaves.
2.
like a leaf, as in shape.
3.
Also, foliated. Architecture.
a.
ornamented with or composed of foils: foliate tracery.
b.
ornamented with representations of foliage: a foliate capital.
4.
Petrology, Mineralogy, foliated ( def 2 ).
verb (used without object), foliated, foliating.
5.
to put forth leaves.
6.
to split into thin leaflike layers or laminae.
verb (used with object), foliated, foliating.
7.
to shape like a leaf or leaves.
8.
to decorate with foils or foliage.
9.
to form into thin sheets.
10.
to spread over with a thin metallic backing.
11.
Printing. to number the folios or leaves, as distinguished from pages, of (a manuscript or book).

Origin:
1620–30; < Latin foliātus leafy. See folium, -ate1

subfoliate, adjective
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foliate
 
adj
1.  a.  relating to, possessing, or resembling leaves
 b.  in combination: trifoliate
2.  (of certain metamorphic rocks, esp schists) having the constituent minerals arranged in thin leaflike layers
 
vb
3.  (tr) to ornament with foliage or with leaf forms such as foils
4.  to hammer or cut (metal) into thin plates or foil
5.  (tr) to coat or back (glass, etc) with metal foil
6.  (tr) Compare paginate to number the leaves of (a book, manuscript, etc)
7.  (intr) (of plants) to grow leaves
 
[C17: from Latin foliātus leaved, leafy]

foliated (ˈfəʊlɪˌeɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  architect ornamented with or made up of foliage or foils
2.  (of rocks and minerals, esp schists) composed of thin easily separable layers
3.  (esp of parts of animals or plants) resembling a leaf

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foliate
1620s, from L. foliatus leaved, leafy, from folium (see folio). As a verb, attested from 1660s. Related: Foliated.
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foliation   (fō'lē-ā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
The set of layers visible in many metamorphic rocks as a result of the flattening and stretching of mineral grains during metamorphism.

foliated adjective
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Example sentences
There are several ways that non-foliated rocks can be produced.
Metamorphic rocks are broken down into two groups based on whether the rock is foliated or non-foliated.
Slate, schist and gneiss are all foliated metamorphic rocks.
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