from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking striations; smooth-textured.
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- adj. Not striated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Nonstriated; unstriped.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not striated; unstriped: as, unstriated muscular fiber.
They are caused to secrete this substance, not by any mind acting on them, but by the contraction of little unstriated muscles.
The structure of the muscular tissue varies according to its function, so that we distinguish between the striated and the unstriated or smooth muscles.
The striated is represented by the skeletal muscles, and the unstriated by the thin muscular layers that form part of the wall of the stomach, intestines, bladder and other hollow organs.
We may class muscles as _striated_ or _voluntary_ and _unstriated_ or
Sheet 7 represents the simpler kind of muscular tissue, unstriated muscle, in which the cell character is still fairly obvious.
It would seem that unstriated muscle contracts slowly, and we find it especially among the viscera; in the intestine for instance, where it controls that "peristaltic" movement which pushes the food forward.
The muscle of the slow-moving snails, slugs, and mussels is unstriated; all the muscle of the active insects and crustacea (crabs, lobsters, and crayfish) is striated.
The _Intermediate Muscles_ are composed of striated and unstriated fibers; they are, therefore, both voluntary and involuntary in their functions.
Those nerves are solid, cylindrical and stratified in form, with many leading from the lymphatics to the artery, and to the red and white muscles, fascia, cellular-membrane, striated and unstriated organs, all connecting to and traveling with the artery, and continuing with it through its whole circuit from start to terminals.
On the plain of Iñaquito and in the valley of Esmeraldas are vast erratic blocks of trachyte, some containing twenty-five cubic yards, having sharp angles, and in some cases a polished, unstriated surface.
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