[ kahy-as-tl-ahyt ]
/ kaɪˈæs tlˌaɪt /
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a variety of the mineral andalusite having cruciform carbonaceous inclusions.
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Example sentences from the Web for chiastolite
The rocks consist of a clay-slate, with crystals resembling chiastolite and crystals of sulphide of iron interspersed.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II|A.E. Nordenskieold
British Dictionary definitions for chiastolite
/ (kaɪˈæstəˌlaɪt) /
a variety of andalusite containing carbon impuritiesAlso called: macle
Word Origin for chiastolite
C19: from German Chiastolith, from Greek khiastos crossed, marked with a chi + lithos stone
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