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striation

Noun

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 [syn: stria]
2 a stripe of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands" [syn: band, stria]

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Etymology

stria + -tion

Noun

  1. One of a number of parallel grooves and ridges in a rock, formed by repeated twinning of crystals.
  2. One of a number of parallel scratch lines in rock outcrops, formed when glaciers dragged rocks across the landscape.
  3. The action of marking with a stria.
  4. The result of being marked with a stria.

Extensive Definition

Striations means a series of ridges, furrows or linear marks, and are used in several ways

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