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STRIATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does striation mean? 

STRIATION (noun)
  The noun STRIATION has 2 senses:

1. 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. a stripe or stripes of contrasting color

  Familiarity information: STRIATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STRIATION (noun)


Sense 1striation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

stria; striation

Hypernyms ("striation" is a kind of...):

channel; groove (a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record))


Sense 2striation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stripe or stripes of contrasting color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

banding; stria; striation; band

Context examples:

chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands / the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps

Hypernyms ("striation" is a kind of...):

streak; stripe (a marking of a different color or texture from the background)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "striation"):

stretch mark (a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy))


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