[ strat-uh-fawrm ]
/ ˈstræt əˌfɔrm /
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.
What Is The Difference Between Snow Flurries And Snow Showers?Snow refers to the partially frozen water vapor which falls in flakes. The expression snow flurries refers to light, intermittent snowfall without significant accumulation. Snow flurries tend to come from stratiform clouds. Snow showers is the label used to refer to a short period of light-to-moderate snowfall, also characterized by a sudden beginning and ending. There is some accumulation with snow showers, and they fall from convective or cumuliform clouds. A snow …
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Examples from the Web for stratiform
Stratiform: Liquefaction extending to the walls of the tube and downward horizontally (Fig. 151, l).The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
The stratiform deposits are subdivided into two great classes; the primary and the secondary.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
British Dictionary definitions for stratiform
/ (ˈstrætɪˌfɔːm) /
(of rocks) occurring as or arranged in strata
meteorol resembling a stratus cloud
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