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stratiform

[strat-uh-fawrm] /ˈstræt əˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
Geology. occurring as a bed or beds; arranged in strata.
2.
Anatomy. noting arrangement in thin layers, as in bone.
3.
Meteorology. (of a cloud) having predominantly horizontal development.
Compare cumuliform.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; strati- + -form
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stratiform

/ˈstrætɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
(of rocks) occurring as or arranged in strata
2.
(meteorol) resembling a stratus cloud
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