(Schis*tos"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. schistosité.] (Geol.) The quality or state of being schistose.

(Schiz"o-) A combining form denoting division or cleavage; as, schizogenesis, reproduction by fission or cell division.

(Schiz"o*carp) n. [Schizo- + Gr. fruit.] (Bot.) A dry fruit which splits at maturity into several closed one-seeded portions.

(Schiz"o*cœle) n. [Schizo- + Gr. hollow.] (Anat.) See Enterocœle.

(Schiz`o*cœ"lous) a. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a schizocœle.

(Schiz`o*gen"e*sis) n. [Schizo- + genesis.] (Biol.) Reproduction by fission. Haeckel.

(Schiz"og*nath) n. [See Schizognathous.] (Zoöl.) Any bird with a schizognathous palate.

(||Schi*zog"na*thæ) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) The schizognathous birds.

(Schi*zog"na*thism) n. (Zoöl.) The condition of having a schizognathous palate.

(Schi*zog"na*thous) a. [Schizo- + Gr. the jaw.] (Zoöl.) Having the maxillo- palatine bones separate from each other and from the vomer, which is pointed in front, as in the gulls, snipes, grouse, and many other birds.

(||Schiz`o*my*ce"tes) n. pl., [NL., fr. Gr. to split + - a fungus.] (Biol.) An order of Schizophyta, including the so-called fission fungi, or bacteria. See Schizophyta, in the Supplement.

(||Schiz`o*ne*mer"te*a) n. pl. [NL. See Schizo-, and Nemertes.] (Zoöl.) A group of nemerteans comprising those having a deep slit along each side of the head. See Illust. in Appendix.

(Schiz`o*pel"mous) a. [Schizo- + Gr. pe`lma the sole of the foot.] (Zoöl.) Having the two flexor tendons of the toes entirely separate, and the flexor hallucis going to the first toe only.

(Schiz"o*phyte) n. [Schizo- + Gr. a plant.] (Biol.) One of a class of vegetable organisms, in the classification of Cohn, which includes all of the inferior forms that multiply by fission, whether they contain chlorophyll or not.

(Schiz"o*pod) n. (Zoöl.) one of the Schizopoda. Also used adjectively.

(Schiz"o*pod Schi*zop"o*dous) , a. Of or pertaining to a schizopod, or the Schizopoda.

(||Schi*zop"o*da) n. pl., [NL. See Schizo-, and -poda.] (Zoöl.) A division of shrimplike Thoracostraca in which each of the thoracic legs has a long fringed upper branch (exopodite) for swimming.

(Schiz`o*rhi"nal) a. [Schizo- + rhinal.]

1. (Anat.) Having the nasal bones separate.

2. (Zoöl.) Having the anterior nostrils prolonged backward in the form of a slit.

(||Schlich) n. [G.; akin to LG. slick mud, D. slijk, MHG. slich.] (Metal.) The finer portion of a crushed ore, as of gold, lead, or tin, separated by the water in certain wet processes. [Written also slich, slick.]

(Schmel"ze) n. [G. schmelz, schmelzglas.] A kind of glass of a red or ruby color, made in Bohemia.

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