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  1. of, resembling, or in the form of schist.
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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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Examples from the Web for schistosity

Historical Examples

  • The ore bodies are roughly parallel to the bedding, but in instances follow the schistosity which cuts across the bedding.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

    C. K. Leith

  • Parallel with the micas that cause the schistosity, the growth of the quartz and epidote lenses took place.

  • They are foliated in places, the planes of schistosity being more or less parallel with the planes of bedding in the schists.