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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.
  1. to mark with striae; furrow; stripe; streak.
  1. striated.

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. 2018

Related Words for striated

smear, spot, daub, band, fleck, stripe, slash, variegate, dapple, marble, vein, strake

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British Dictionary definitions for striated


adjective (ˈstraɪɪt) striated
  1. marked with striae; striped
verb (ˈstraɪeɪt)
  1. (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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

striated in Medicine


  1. To mark with striae or striations.
  1. Marked with striae; striped, grooved, or ridged.
  2. Consisting of a stria or striae.
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