Pronunciation: (strī-ā'shun), [key]
1. striated condition or appearance.
2. a stria; one of many parallel striae.
3. Geol.any of a number of scratches or parallel grooves on the surface of a rock, resulting from the action of moving ice, as of a glacier.
4. Cell Biol.any of the alternating light and dark crossbands that are visible in certain muscle fibers, esp. of voluntary muscles, and are produced by the distribution of contractile proteins.
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