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1. The state of being striated or having striae.
2. One of a number of parallel lines or scratches on the surface of a rock that were inscribed by rock fragments embedded in the base of a glacier as it moved across the rock.
3. The form taken by striae.
4. A stria.
1. (Geological Science) an arrangement or pattern of striae
2. (Geological Science) the condition of being striate
3. (Geological Science) another word for stria1
1. a striated condition or appearance.
2. a stria; one of many parallel striae.
3. any of the alternating light and dark crossbands that are visible in certain muscle fibers.
One of a number of parallel lines or grooves on the surface of a rock. Striations form when pieces of rock frozen into the base of a glacier move across the rock and scratch it, or when two blocks of rock along opposite sides of a fault plane slide past each other, scratching the rocks' outer surfaces.
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|Noun||1.||striation - any of a number of tiny parallel grooves such as: the scratches left by a glacier on rocks or the streaks or ridges in muscle tissue|
|2.||striation - a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"|
collar - (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
stretch mark - a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)