stratiform

[strat-uh-fawrm]

adjective

Geology. occurring as a bed or beds; arranged in strata.
Anatomy. noting arrangement in thin layers, as in bone.
Meteorology. (of a cloud) having predominantly horizontal development.

Compare cumuliform.

Origin of stratiform

First recorded in 1795–1805; strati- + -form
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stratiform

adjective

(of rocks) occurring as or arranged in strata
meteorol resembling a stratus cloud
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