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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.
an arrangement or pattern of striae
the condition of being striate
another word for stria (sense 1)

striation stri·a·tion (strī-ā’shən)

The state of being striated or having striae.

A stria.

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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