Ancient Greek χιασμός (khiasmós, “marked with an X”) derived from χι (khi, “Greek letter X khi”) + -lite. So called from the resemblance of the crosscuts of its crystals to the Greek letter chi.
chiastolite (countable and uncountable, plural chiastolites)
- (mineralogy) An aluminosilicate mineral having carbon inclusions, a variety of andalusite.
- chiastolite Barthelmy, David (accessed 29 August 2016) Webmineral Mineralogy Database
- chiastolite mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016