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stratiform

[strat-uh-fawrm]
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adjective
  1. Geology. occurring as a bed or beds; arranged in strata.
  2. Anatomy. noting arrangement in thin layers, as in bone.
  3. Meteorology. (of a cloud) having predominantly horizontal development.
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Compare cumuliform.

Origin of stratiform

First recorded in 1795–1805; strati- + -form
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Examples from the Web for stratiform

Historical Examples

  • The stratiform deposits are subdivided into two great classes; the primary and the secondary.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • Stratiform: Liquefaction extending to the walls of the tube and downward horizontally (Fig. 151, l).


British Dictionary definitions for stratiform

stratiform

adjective
  1. (of rocks) occurring as or arranged in strata
  2. meteorol resembling a stratus cloud
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