• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Schistosity (Geol) The quality or state of being schistose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n schistosity The condition of being schistose, or of having a schistose structure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Schistosity quality of being schistose
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. schistosité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. schiste—Gr. schistosschizein, to split.


In literature:

The schistose rocks from Scott's Nunatak are streaked, and, in part, very fine-grained quartz diorite schists.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
They were thickly covered with eucalypti and brush, and, though based upon sandstone, were themselves of a schistose formation.
"Two Expeditions in the Interior of Southern Australia, Volume II" by Charles Sturt
Many varieties have lost all of their original character in the secondary schistosity.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
Small centrally-grooved axe; schistose rock.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
The material is a banded schistose slate.
"Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made" by William H. Holmes
It was employed for this purpose along with tiles as far back as the eleventh century in the majority of schistose districts.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
It consists largely of crystalline and schistose rocks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
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" by C. K. Leith
At the same time a schistose structure is produced.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
It occurs as isolated scales scattered through schistose rocks and phyllites of dynamo-metamorphic origin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various