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1. Having leaves, or leaflike projections; as, a foliated shell.

2. Containing, or consisting of, foils; as, a foliated arch.

3. (Science: chemical) Characterised by being separable into thin plates or folia; as, graphite has a foliated structure.

4. (Science: geology) laminated, but restricted to the variety of laminated structure found in crystalline schist, as mica schist, etc.; schistose.

5. Spread over with an amalgam of tin and quicksilver. Foliated telluium.

(Science: chemical) see Nagyagite.