Straticulate Stra*tic"u*late, a. [Dim. Fr. stratum.] (Min.) Characterized by the presence of thin parallel strata, or layers, as in an agate. [1913 Webster]

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  • straticulate — adjective Said of sedimentary rock exhibiting thin layers, whether or not they contol how the rock breaks. Compare with laminated. The thick bedded dolostones straticulate character was brought out as fine etched parallel grooves on the broken… …   Wiktionary

  • straticulate — stra·tic·u·late (stră tĭkʹyə lĭt) adj. Geology Having thin layers.   [From stratum.]   stra·tic u·laʹtion ( lāʹshən) n. * * * …   Universalium

  • straticulate — stra·tic·u·late …   English syllables

  • straticulate — adj. Geol. (of rock formations) arranged in thin strata. Etymology: STRATUM, after vermiculate etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • straticulation — See straticulate. * * * …   Universalium

  • hard words — is a semi technical term for what it immediately suggests, long and difficult words that are often derived from Latinate rather than English sources, such as rebarbative (= repellent) and nugatory (= futile, trifling). The first English… …   Modern English usage

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