Translation of fissile in Spanish:


físil, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈfɪsəl//ˈfɪsʌɪl//ˈfɪˌsaɪl/


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    (wood/crystals) físil
    • This horizon, up to 1.3 m thick, is a black, highly fissile shale.
    • For example, fissile slates tend to yield much flatter particles than massive granites.
    • The shales are conspicuously fissile throughout the section and, along with the associated carbonates, tend to become increasingly red-colored toward the top of the member.
    • The oil shales are very fissile, non-laminated, dark brown to black and have a bituminous smell, whereas the less carbonaceous beds are weakly fissile.
    • The fossiliferous horizons occur in greenish to greyish siltstones and brown to black fissile shales associated with mollusc shells.