tr.v. stri·at·ed, stri·at·ing, stri·ates
To mark with striae or striations.
adj. also stri·at·ed (-ā′tĭd)
1. Marked with striae; striped, grooved, or ridged.
2. Consisting of a stria or striae.
[From Latin striātus, furrowed, from stria, furrow; see STRIA.]
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