[syn: band, banding, stria, striation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Striation \Stri*a"tion\, n.
1. The quality or condition of being striated.
2. A stria; as, the striations on a shell.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of a number of tiny parallel grooves such as: the
scratches left by a glacier on rocks or the streaks or
ridges in muscle tissue [syn: stria, striation]
2: a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; "chromosomes
exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding
of bees and wasps" [syn: band, banding, stria,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
61 Moby Thesaurus words for "striation":
band, bar, belt, bezel, chamfer, chase, chink, corrugation, crack,
cranny, craze, cross-hatching, cut, dado, dash, delineation,
diagonal, dotted line, engraving, flute, fluting, furrow, gash,
gouge, groove, hachure, hairline, hatching, incision, line,
lineation, list, microgroove, rabbet, rifling, ruck, rut, score,
scratch, slash, slit, streak, streaking, stria, striature, striga,
striola, strip, stripe, striping, stroke, sublineation, sulcation,
sulcus, underline, underlining, underscore, underscoring, virgule,
well-worn groove, wrinkle