adjective see gneiss

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  • Gneissose — Gneis sose , a. Having the structure of gneiss. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gneissose — See gneissic. * * * …   Universalium

  • gneissose — adjective Having properties similar to gneiss …   Wiktionary

  • gneissose — gneiss·ose …   English syllables

  • gneissose — adjective see gneiss …   Useful english dictionary

  • Litchfieldite — is a rare metamorphosed igneous rock. It is a variety of nepheline syenite and is composed of two near pure phases of feldspar, albite and microcline, with predominance of the first one, plus nepheline, sodalite, cancrinite and calcite. The mafic …   Wikipedia

  • Granulite — Granulites are fine to medium–grained metamorphic rocks that have experienced high temperatures of metamorphism, composed mainly of feldspars sometimes associated with quartz and anhydrous ferromagnesian minerals, with granoblastic texture and… …   Wikipedia

  • gneiss — noun Etymology: German Gneis, alteration of Middle High German gneiste spark, from Old High German gneisto; akin to Old English fȳrgnāst spark Date: 1757 a foliated metamorphic rock corresponding in composition to a feldspathic plutonic rock (as …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gneiss — rock Augen gneiss from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil …   Wikipedia

  • Schist — The schists constitute a group of medium grade metamorphic rocks, chiefly notable for the preponderance of lamellar minerals such as micas, chlorite, talc, hornblende, graphite, and others. Quartz often occurs in drawn out grains to such an… …   Wikipedia

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