striation

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noun stri·a·tion \strī-ˈā-shən\

Definition of striation

  1. 1a :  the fact or state of being striatedb :  arrangement of striations or striae

  2. 2 :  a minute groove, scratch, or channel especially when one of a parallel series

  3. 3 :  any of the alternate dark and light cross bands of a myofibril of striated muscle

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First Known Use of striation

circa 1847


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striation

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noun stri·a·tion \strī-ˈā-shən\

Medical Definition of striation

  1. 1:  the fact or state of being striated

  2. 2:  a minute groove, scratch, or channel especially when one of a parallel series

  3. 3:  any of the alternate dark and light cross bands of a myofibril of striated muscle

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