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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


Synonymsstria


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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