marked with striae; furrowed; striped; streaked.

Nearby words

  1. striae atrophicae,
  2. striae gravidarum,
  3. striate,
  4. striate body,
  5. striate vein,
  6. striated border,
  7. striated muscle,
  8. striation,
  9. striatonigral,
  10. striatum

Origin of striated

First recorded in 1640–50; striate + -ed2

Related formssub·stri·at·ed, adjectiveun·stri·at·ed, adjective


[verb strahy-eyt; adjective strahy-it, -eyt]

verb (used with object), stri·at·ed, stri·at·ing.

to mark with striae; furrow; stripe; streak.


Origin of striate

1660–70; < Latin striātus furrowed, fluted, equivalent to stri(a) (see stria) + -ātus -ate1

Related formsmul·ti·stri·ate, adjectivesub·stri·ate, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for striated


adjective (ˈstraɪɪt) striated

marked with striae; striped

verb (ˈstraɪeɪt)

(tr) to mark with striae

Word Origin for striate

C17: from Latin striāre to make grooves, from stria

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Word Origin and History for striated



1670s, from Modern Latin striatus, from Latin stria (see striation). Related: Striated; striating.

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Medicine definitions for striated




To mark with striae or striations.


Marked with striae; striped, grooved, or ridged.
Consisting of a stria or striae.

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