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schistose

Syllabification: schis·tose
Pronunciation: /ˈSHistōs
 
/

Definition of schistose in English:

adjective

Geology
(Of metamorphic rock) having a laminar structure like that of schist.
Example sentences
  • Southwards along section towards the Sach Pass, the leucogranites gradually decrease in abundance and the pelitic rocks becomes more schistose.
  • With increasing content of white mica the fabric changes from massive to schistose.
  • The amphibolite is mostly medium grained, rather schistose and has a characteristic reddish hue on weathered surfaces.

Derivatives

schistosity

1
Pronunciation: /SHiˈstäsitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Brittle faulting is subparallel to the regional subvertical schistosity, indicating that it was superimposed in a broad region that has earlier experienced ductile-dominated deformation.
  • In the northern part of the range, no pervasive brittle deformation features were recognized and only local reactivations of the regional schistosity by right-lateral faulting was documented.
  • Further evidence of multiphase folding is given by crenulation or microfolding with hinge zones a centimetre or so apart which crinkle an earlier cleavage or schistosity.

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