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[verb strahy-eyt; adjective strahy-it, -eyt] /verb ˈstraɪ eɪt; adjective ˈstraɪ ɪt, -eɪt/
verb (used with object), striated, striating.
to mark with striae; furrow; stripe; streak.
Origin of striate
1660-70; < Latin striātus furrowed, fluted, equivalent to stri(a) (see stria) + -ātus -ate1
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multistriate, adjective
substriate, adjective Unabridged
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adjective (ˈstraɪɪt)
marked with striae; striped
verb (ˈstraɪeɪt)
(transitive) to mark with striae
Word Origin
C17: from Latin striāre to make grooves, from stria
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Word Origin and History for striate

1670s, from Modern Latin striatus, from Latin stria (see striation). Related: Striated; striating.

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striate in Medicine

striate stri·ate (strī'āt')
v. stri·at·ed, stri·at·ing, stri·ates
To mark with striae or striations. adj. or stri·at·ed (-ā'tĭd)

  1. Marked with striae; striped, grooved, or ridged.

  2. Consisting of a stria or striae.

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