schistose

[shis-tohs]
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adjective

of, resembling, or in the form of schist.

Nearby words

  1. schistocelia,
  2. schistocormia,
  3. schistocyte,
  4. schistocytosis,
  5. schistoglossia,
  6. schistosis,
  7. schistosity,
  8. schistosoma,
  9. schistosoma haematobium,
  10. schistosoma japonicum

Also schis·tous [shis-tuh s] /ˈʃɪs təs/.

Origin of schistose

First recorded in 1785–95; schist + -ose1

Related formsschis·tos·i·ty [shi-stos-i-tee] /ʃɪˈstɒs ɪ ti/, noun

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Science definitions for schistose

schist

[shĭst]

A highly foliated, medium-grained metamorphic rock that splits easily into flakes or slabs along well-defined planes of mica. The mineral composition of schist is varied and is often reflected in the name given to the rock. For example, a schist that contains garnet is called a garnet schist. A schist containing chlorite is called a chlorite schist.
Related formsschistose adjective (shĭstōs′)

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