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Definition 1: a stripe or stripes of contrasting color - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where striation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for striation in the sense of this definition

(striation is a kind of ...) a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background

"a green toad with small black stripes or bars" "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"

(... is a kind of striation ) (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal

(... is a kind of striation ) a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for striation in the sense of this definition

(striation is a kind of ...) 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)

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