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[strahy-ey-tid] /ˈstraɪ eɪ tɪd/
marked with striae; furrowed; striped; streaked.
1640-50; striate + -ed2
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substriated, adjective
unstriated, adjective


[v. strahy-eyt; adj. strahy-it, -eyt] /v. ˈstraɪ eɪt; adj. ˈstraɪ ɪt, -eɪt/
verb (used with object), striated, striating.
to mark with striae; furrow; stripe; streak.
1660-70; < Latin striātus furrowed, fluted, equivalent to stri(a) (see stria) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
multistriate, adjective
substriate, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for striated
  • Their shells vary from simple tubes and spheres to elaborate, multi-chambered spirals and long, striated pods.
  • Both the cross-striated and smooth muscles, with the exception of a few that are of ectodermal origin, arise from the mesoderm.
  • Each has a striated border next the lumen of the tube, its inner part is granular and its outer portion vertically striated.
  • The muscular tissue consists of two layers of non-striated muscle, longitudinal and transverse.
  • Snow had fallen in the night, throwing into sharp relief the striated flanks of nearby plateaus.
  • Aorta is thick, with the meaty, striated layers of the tissue that characterizes muscle.
  • Her criticism is striated with details of personal struggles as well as clear and calm examinations of the day's icons.
British Dictionary definitions for striated


adjective (ˈstraɪɪt)
marked with striae; striped
verb (ˈstraɪeɪt)
(transitive) to mark with striae
Word Origin
C17: from Latin striāre to make grooves, from stria
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Word Origin and History for striated



1670s, from Modern Latin striatus, from Latin stria (see striation). Related: Striated; striating.

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striated in Medicine

striate stri·ate (strī'āt')
v. stri·at·ed, stri·at·ing, stri·ates
To mark with striae or striations. adj. or stri·at·ed (-ā'tĭd)

  1. Marked with striae; striped, grooved, or ridged.

  2. Consisting of a stria or striae.

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