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English noun: striation

1. striation (shape) 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


Broader (hypernym)channel, groove

2. striation (attribute) a stripe or stripes of contrasting color

SamplesChromosomes exhibit characteristic bands.
The black and yellow banding of bees and wasps.

Synonymsband, banding, stria

Broader (hypernym)bar, streak, stripe

Narrower (hyponym)collar, stretch mark

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