Origin of schistFrench schiste from Classical Latin schistos (lapis), split (stone) from Classical Greek schistos, easily cleft from schizein, to cleave: see schizo-
Origin of schistFrench schiste from Latin (lapis) schistos fissile (stone), a kind of iron ore from Greek skhistos split, divisible from skhizein to split ; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
- schis′tose′ schis′tous
- schistose (shĭsˌ◌tōsˌ◌)
From L schistos lapis, "the stone that is easy to split", from Greek skhizein, "to split".