Related formsschis·tos·i·ty [shi-stos-i-tee] /ʃɪˈstɒs ɪ ti/, noun
Examples from the Web for schistose
Still more common is the occurrence of sheared, foliated or schistose forms of gabbro.
The geologists are a fortunate race; they express all this, and many things besides, when they say that the rock is schistose.A Tour Through The Pyrenees|Hippolyte Adolphe Taine
Immediately above this schistose is a superincumbent mass of sandstone which appeared to form the upper structure of the island.
Here it loses part of its schistose structure, but the separation into parallel layers is still discernible.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
The average dip of the schistose planes is about 60°; from this they vary up to 90° and down to 20°.