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  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.
Compare cumuliform.

Origin of stratiform

First recorded in 1795–1805; strati- + -form Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for stratiform

laminated, flaky, stratiform

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British Dictionary definitions for stratiform


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