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From Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē, any broad blade of metal or wood). Cognates include spatula.


spathic (comparative more spathic, superlative most spathic)

  1. (geology, mineralogy) Having good cleavage.
  2. (neologism, slang) Having attractive cleavage of the breasts.
    • 1996 April 14, "Lingster" (username), "NEW: AMAZON ARTIFACT 7/8 (M/F cs ama. trans.)", in, Usenet
      Stephanie pressed Steve's 25-inch chest (64 cm) into the crevice between her own spathic, hypertrophied milk-producing organs.
    • 2000 April 7, Alex Jay Berman, "Re: Cleavage", in misc.writing, Usenet:
      So? Any of you out there wanna demonstrate how spathic you are?
    • 2003 September 26, "Captain Button" (username), "Re: Orogeny, erogeny wasn't Re: Slide rules", in rec.arts.sf.written and sci.geo.geology, Usenet:
      Didn't the Alfred Bester tribute in one of the Callahan's Bar stories use the old geologist's pun of describing a young woman as "spathic"?
    • 2005 June 29, David McMillan, "Re: Sea Wasp is not happy with us", in rec.arts.sf.written, Usenet:
      It only makes up for the lack of spathic content if the tentacles are, ahem, 'Centaurian' in nature.