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  • adj. Having parallel lines or grooves on the surface.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of striate.


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  • One can merely conclude that there is some degree of biochemical similarity between the ganglion cells of the whole involuntary system and the terminations of voluntary nerve fibres in striated muscle, on the one hand, and the mechanism connected with the peripheral terminations of craniosacral involuntary (i.e. parasympathetic) nerves on the other.

    Sir Henry Dale - Nobel Lecture

  • A strange bird of prey called the striated caracaras.

    Bird Sounds Recorded from Far Afield

  • The apex of this cone is prolonged into an exceedingly small tube, that enters a striped spindle-like body called the striated spindle; the entire structure is called a visual rod.

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals

  • 83 On account of the striations of these cells the muscles which they form are called striated muscles.

    Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools

  • The rocks Macdonald and his colleagues analyzed in Canada's Yukon Territory showed glacial deposits and other signs of glaciation, such as striated clasts, ice rafted debris, and deformation of soft sediments. - latest science and technology news stories

  • [35], the concept is entirely general not only for organized filament arrays such as striated muscle

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  • I thought I wanted a dark green but then saw a slab of streakily wavering, striated peach and grey and umber that resembled ancient dry riverbeds seen from the air.

    Bird Cloud

  • The intricate pattern of "Shells" on glass bowls (1924) looks like a contemporary computer graphic, while the fine striated grooves of the "Wingen" service (1926) are romantically elegant and old-fashioned.

    A Display of Lalique's Beauty

  • Its bulky, tough concrete forms and large expanses of glass are softened with unexpectedly elegant touches: striated Italian marble that decorates the borders of two large cantilevers; light rods that enliven the glass wall beneath an overhang; white-aluminum-paneled ceilings, dotted with lights and embellished with a stamped pattern, that extend into the building from the underside of the cantilevers.

    Lee Rosenbaum: First Look: Rem Koolhaas' Architecture For Architects At Cornell University

  • Skate Wing $18 is a difficult dish to cook correctly, but there it is done perfectly... tamarind-cinnamon gastrique, red lentils with chorizo, purslane salad... the gorgeous piece of striated fish was a bit salty, but we finished it with pleasure.

    Jay Weston: Chef John Sedlar's Innovative Latin Food at Playa


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  • Striated is stripey or layered.

    June 11, 2009

  • Marked with furrows; striped or streaked

    November 14, 2007