mylonite

mylonite
/muy"leuh nuyt', mil"euh-/, n.
Geol. a rock that has been crushed and sheared to such an extent that its original texture has been destroyed.
[1885-90; mylon- (repr. Gk mýlos mill) + -ITE1]

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