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[uhn-strahypt, -strahy-pid]
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  1. not striped; nonstriated, as muscular tissue.

Origin of unstriped

First recorded in 1835–45; un-1 + striped
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Examples from the Web for unstriped

Historical Examples

  • The walls of the womb consist of a thick layer of unstriped muscle.

    The Sexual Question

    August Forel

  • Hence their name of non-striated, or unstriped, and smooth muscles.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • (h) The muscles in all parts of the body consist of striped muscular fibre, never of unstriped muscular tissue.

  • This truly wild horse stands about ten hands high, and is covered with thick hair of a dull brown color, unstriped.

  • The involuntary from their smooth, regular appearance under the microscope are called the unstriped or non-striated muscles.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

British Dictionary definitions for unstriped


  1. (esp of smooth muscle) not having stripes; unstriated
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