stratiform

[strat-uh-fawrm]
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; strati- + -form

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

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If the echo is precipitation, the product can be used to determine if it is convective or stratiform in nature.
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