green schist

greenschist

[green-shist]
noun Petrology.
schist colored green by an abundance of chlorite, epidote, or actinolite.
Compare greenstone.


Origin:
green + schist

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greenschist   (grēn'shĭst')  Pronunciation Key 
A green, schistose metamorphic rock that gets its color from the presence of chlorite, epidote, or actinolite. Greenschist forms under conditions of low temperature and low pressure.
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