corrugation

noun
cor·​ru·​ga·​tion | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce corrugation (audio) , ˌkär-\

Definition of corrugation

1 : the act of corrugating
2 : a ridge or groove of a surface that has been corrugated

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Since then, this disturbance has wound up ever tighter, creating a three-meter-high spiral corrugation pattern in the rings. Carolyn Porco, Scientific American, "Cassini at Saturn: A Retrospective," 1 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of corrugation

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of corrugation was in 1528

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