- 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.
Origin of striation
Examples from the Web for striation
In many cases, also, the striation is not confined to the apertures, but spreads over the whole cortical layer.
In the shape and striation of the valves there is an approach to Cymbella.
The present form is smaller but corresponds in puncta and striation.
The blocks are in a measure rounded off, but I have found no striation on them.Farthest North
It was far enough from the fog-flares for the last least trace of striation to have vanished.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930
- an arrangement or pattern of striae
- the condition of being striate
- another word for stria (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for striation
1849, from Modern Latin stria "strip, streak," in classical Latin "furrow, channel, flute of a column;" cognate with Dutch striem, Old High German strimo, German strieme "stripe, streak," from PIE root *streig- (see strigil).
- The state of being striated or having striae.
- A stria.