from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To mark with striae or striations.
  • adj. Marked with striae; striped, grooved, or ridged.
  • adj. Consisting of a stria or striae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To mark something with striations.
  • adj. striated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked with striaæ, or fine grooves, or lines of color; showing narrow structural bands or lines.
  • transitive v. To mark with striaæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Striped or streaked; marked with striæ; scored with fine lines; striped, as muscle; striated.
  • Having a thread-like form.
  • To mark with striæ; cause striation in; score; stripe.
  • Of or pertaining to the corpus striatum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. mark with striae or striations
  • adj. marked with stria or striations


From Latin striātus, furrowed, from stria, furrow; see stria.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin striatum, past participle of strio ("to groove") (Wiktionary)


  • The apparent tilt of the mortar lines is caused by orientation-sensitive simple cells in the striate cortex.

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  • This illusion demonstrates the effect of some simple image processing occurring at the retina combined with some complex processing in the cortical cells of the striate cortex.

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  • From the LGN the signal goes to the striate cortex, zone 17, and then through the rest of the visual cortex, through zones 18 and 19.

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  • The Association of Feed Control Officials defines "meat" in pet foods as "striate muscle which is skeletal or that which is found in the tongue, in the diaphragm, in the heart, or in the esophagus; with or without the accompanying and overlying fat and the portions of the skin, sinew, nerve and blood vessels."

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  • When I studies sensation and perception a while ago so I may be out of date, for example, the striate cortex which is the higher order visual feature recognition engine at the back of the brain detected edges at different special frequencies and orientations.

    Thinking About The God Delusion « Whatever

  • If the striate cortex does not function you can react to something the moves with out being able to “see” it.

    Thinking About The God Delusion « Whatever

  • The development of synapses in striate cortex of man.

    Born to Believe

  • David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel's (1962) Nobel Prize-winning work establishing the receptive fields of neurons in striate cortex is often interpreted as revealing cells whose function is edge detection.

    The Philosophy of Neuroscience

  • Marshall next collaborated with John Talbott and mapped the retinal inputs in the striate cortex.

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  • Interstice - tium: space between two lines, whether striate or punctate.

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