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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Science definitions for schistose



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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