striation

noun
stri·​a·​tion | \ strī-ˈā-shən How to pronounce striation (audio) \

Definition of striation

1a : the fact or state of being striated
b : arrangement of striations or striae
2 : a minute groove, scratch, or channel especially when one of a parallel series
3 : any of the alternate dark and light cross bands of a myofibril of striated muscle

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Kayak through the General Carrera Lake’s Marble Chapels, a network of glacial caves veined with blue striations carved from calcium carbonate by over 6,000 years of water pressure. National Geographic, "Take the perfect road trip at the bottom of the world," 5 July 2019 There are bright and distinct striations visible in the lower frequency portion (bottom) of the spectrogram. Jeff Kao And Jack Gillum, ProPublica, "Methodology: How We Tested an Aggression Detection Algorithm," 25 June 2019 Other signs showed up only under a microscope, which revealed roughly polished areas and parallel striations or scratches on the surface of the flint, etched by pyrite. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Neanderthals used stone hand axes to strike a light," 26 July 2018 On 16 of the tools, the microscopic striations and polishing on the stone matched the sorts of wear caused by cutting fish or meat. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Small Mayan saltworks could have supplied thousands, preserved food," 9 Oct. 2018 At the same time its monumentality, truncated appearance and pattern of notchings and surface striations combine to suggest an ancient architectural fragment recovered from some desert ruin. Eric Gibson, WSJ, "‘Rachel Whiteread’ Review: Where Memories Dwell," 2 Oct. 2018 At times, their faces also displayed parallel lines of groves and striations. William J. Broad, New York Times, "How the Ice Age Shaped New York," 5 June 2018 There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, not in the sense of the phrase, but actually not a single vapor formation — just striations of light to lighter blue lifting from the horizon. Porter Fox, New York Times, "On a Canoe Trip Along the U.S.-Canada Border, Solitude and Shooting Stars," 20 June 2018 Then, Frayer began to look at striations on Neanderthal teeth. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "Was Science Wrong About Being Right?," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of striation

circa 1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of striation was circa 1847

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striation

noun
stri·​a·​tion | \ strī-ˈā-shən How to pronounce striation (audio) \

Medical Definition of striation

1 : the fact or state of being striated
2 : a minute groove, scratch, or channel especially when one of a parallel series
3 : any of the alternate dark and light cross bands of a myofibril of striated muscle

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