(comparative more schistous, superlative most schistous)
- (geology) Schistose.
Variant of schist
any of a group of metamorphic rocks containing parallel layers of flaky minerals, as mica or talc, and splitting easily into thin, parallel leaves
Origin of schistFrench schiste ; from Classical Latin schistos (lapis), split (stone) ; from Classical Greek schistos, easily cleft ; from schizein, to cleave: see schizo-