schisto-, schist-, schis-, -schisia, -scisis
(Greek: split, cleft)
schistosomiasis (shis" tuh suh MIGH uh sis) (s) (noun), schistosomiases (shis" tuh suh MIGH uh sez") (pl)
Any of various tropical diseases caused by infestation with schistosomes (flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals), widespread in rural areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America through use of contaminated water: Schistosomiasis is characterized by infection and the gradual destruction of the tissues of the kidneys, liver, and other organs.
Schistostegaceae (proper noun)
The family of luminous moss: The mosses of the Schistostegaceae family comprise those of shining or illuminated mosses that have lens-like cells that make them gleam or radiate like cats' eyes.
A fetus with a fissure (channel or long hollow) of the neck
The splitting of hairs.