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English Dictionary: striation by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
striation
n
  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
    Synonym(s): stria, striation
  2. a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
    Synonym(s): band, banding, stria, striation
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Striation \Stri*a"tion\, n.
      1. The quality or condition of being striated.
  
      2. A stria; as, the striations on a shell.
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