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Chi*as"to*lite (k&isl;*ăs"t&osl;*līt), n. [Gr. chiasto`s marked with a χ + -lite. See Chiasm. So called from the resemblance of the cross cuts of its crystals to the Greek letter χ.] (Min.) A variety of andalusite; -- called also macle. The tessellated appearance of a cross section is due to the symmetrical arrangement of impurities in the crystal.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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