gneissoid

gneissoid

[nahy-soid]
adjective
resembling gneiss.

Origin:
1840–50; gneiss + -oid

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gneiss (naɪs)
 
n
any coarse-grained metamorphic rock that is banded and foliated: represents the last stage in the metamorphism of rocks before melting
 
[C18: from German Gneis, probably from Middle High German ganeist spark; related to Old Norse gneista to give off sparks]
 
'gneissic
 
adj
 
'gneissoid
 
adj
 
'gneissose
 
adj

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