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1. folium

a thin layer or stratum of (especially metamorphic) rock

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noun plural -lia (-lɪə)
a plane geometrical curve consisting of a loop whose two ends, intersecting at a node, are asymptotic to the same line. Standard equation: x3 + y3=3axy where x=y+a is the equation of the line
any thin leaflike layer, esp of some metamorphic rocks

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nounWord forms: plural ˈfoliums or ˈfolia (ˈfoʊliə ; fōˈlēə)
1.  Geology
a thin layer of stratum, as in metamorphic rock
2.  Geometry
the looping, closed part of a curve extending from a node

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see synonyms of folium fo·li·a(-le-ə)
1. Geology A thin, leaflike layer or stratum occurring especially in metamorphic rock.
2. Mathematics A plane cubic curve having a single loop, a node, and two ends asymptotic to the same line.

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