What is another word for striation?

131 synonyms found


[ stɹa͡ɪˈe͡ɪʃən], [ stɹa‍ɪˈe‍ɪʃən], [ s_t_ɹ_aɪ_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

Striation is commonly used to describe the small, parallel lines or grooves found on surfaces. In architecture, striations can be seen on buildings made of natural stone, while in geology, they refer to the lines or bands seen on rocks, marbles, and minerals. Alternatives to the word striation include stria, scratch, ridge, mark, line, furrow, groove, and incision. The word stria has the same meaning as the word striation, while scratch and mark refer to the visible surface damage. Ridge and furrow are terms commonly used in farming to describe the raised and lowered lines on plowed fields. Groove refers more to a concave indentation, while incision implies deliberate cutting into a surface.

How to use "Striation" in context?

The striations on a butterfly's wings are a result of the flexing and relaxing of the wings' stiffened epidermis (skin). The very fine wrinkles in the skin are the result of the numerous collagen microfibers that make up the wing's tough fabric. These striations are also seen on the backs of human hands and feet, where the tough skin is stretched over numerous bone ridges.

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