Definition of Striation

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Stria
Generic synonyms: Channel, Groove
Derivative terms: Striate, Striate

2. Noun. A stripe or stripes of contrasting color. "The black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
Exact synonyms: Band, Banding, Stria
Specialized synonyms: Collar, Stretch Mark
Generic synonyms: Bar, Streak, Stripe
Derivative terms: Striate, Striate

Definition of Striation

1. n. The quality or condition of being striated.

Definition of Striation

1. Noun. (minerology) One of a number of parallel grooves and ridges in a rock or rocky deposit, formed by repeated twinning or cleaving of crystals. ¹

2. Noun. (geomorphology) One of a number of parallel scratch lines in rock outcrops, formed when glaciers dragged rocks across the landscape. ¹

3. Noun. The action of marking with a stria. ¹

4. Noun. The result of being marked with a stria. ¹

5. Noun. (context: roofing) a parallel series of small grooves, channels, or impressions typically within a metal roof panel used to help reduce the potential for oil-canning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Striation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Striation

striae
striata
striatal
striate
striate body
striate vein
striated
striated muscle
striated muscle cell
striated muscle fiber
striated muscle tissue
striated muscles
striates
striatine
striating
striation (current term)
striations
striatopallidal
striatum
striatums
strich
striches
strick
stricken
stricken through
strickenly
strickenness
strickenthrough
strickle
strickled

Literary usage of Striation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1890)
"This striation, which for greater distinctness I will call the ''coarser ... This coarse striation is visible after the color has been removed from the ..."

2. Text-book of Botany, Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1882)
"The intersecting systems of striation must form prisms which stand vertically ... The layers which produce the external appearance of striation may possess ..."

3. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"Differential contraction due to striation in the cell-wall. We may briefly characterize the last case we took by saying that in it the difference between ..."

4. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"... as one need have little fear in being able to sustain the claim to it. sp. if allowed to fall back on striation as the test, for who shall decide? ..."

5. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1892)
"striation OF ROCKS BY RIVER ICE.« .). ... the striation of rocks was commonly ascribed to the action of floating ice. ..."

6. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"FACTORS IN THE FORMATION OF THIGH striation Increased deposit of fat is also ... In my series there occurred only i case of hip striation in a woman over 20 ..."

7. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1871)
"... into consideration the two other systems of parallel structure of common occurrence in the metamorphic and eruptive rocks, viz. foliation and striation. ..."

8. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1871)
"... into consideration the two other systems of parallel structure of common occurrence in the metamorphic and eruptive rocks, viz. foliation and striation. ..."

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