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striation

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/ straɪˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun
striated condition or appearance.
a stria; one of many parallel striae.
Geology. any of a number of scratches or parallel grooves on the surface of a rock, resulting from the action of moving ice, as of a glacier.
Cell Biology. any of the alternating light and dark crossbands that are visible in certain muscle fibers, especially of voluntary muscles, and are produced by the distribution of contractile proteins.
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Origin of striation

First recorded in 1840–50; striate + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM striation

in·ter·stri·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for striation

striation
/ (straɪˈeɪʃən) /

noun
an arrangement or pattern of striae
the condition of being striate
another word for stria (def. 1)
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Medical definitions for striation

striation
[ strī-āshən ]

n.
The state of being striated or having striae.
A stria.
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Scientific definitions for striation

striation
[ strī-āshən ]

One of multiple, usually parallel grooves or scratches on a rock surface, produced by abrasion associated with glacial movement, stream flow, a geologic fault, or meteoric impact. See more at glacial striation shatter cone slickenside.
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