Dictionary.com

chiastolite

[ kahy-as-tl-ahyt ]
/ kaɪˈæs tlˌaɪt /
Save This Word!

noun

a variety of the mineral andalusite having cruciform carbonaceous inclusions.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of chiastolite

1795–1805; alteration of chiastolith (see -lite), equivalent to Greek chiastó(s) set crosswise (see chiasma) + -lith

Words nearby chiastolite

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for chiastolite

British Dictionary definitions for chiastolite

chiastolite
/ (kaɪˈæstəˌlaɪt) /

noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK