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greenschist

[ green-shist ]

noun

, Petrology.
  1. schist colored green by an abundance of chlorite, epidote, or actinolite.


greenschist

/ grēnshĭst′ /

  1. 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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