schistous

schistose

[shis-tohs]
adjective
of, resembling, or in the form of schist.
Also, schistous [shis-tuhs] .


Origin:
1785–95; schist + -ose1

schistosity [shi-stos-i-tee] , noun
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schist   (shĭst)  Pronunciation Key 
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.

schistose adjective (shĭs'tōs')
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