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Meaning of STRATUM

Pronunciation:  'streytum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; "a good actor communicates on several levels"; "a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
  2. [n]  one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism)

STRATUM is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: layer, level
 See Also: bed, cambium, corium, corneum, cuticle, derma, dermis, epidermis, horizon, horny layer, layer, malpighian layer, paries, place, rete Malpighii, seam, stratum basale, stratum corneum, stratum germinativum, stratum granulosum, stratum lucidum, substrate, substratum, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Stra"tum\, n.; pl. E. {Stratums}, L. {Strata}. The
latter is more common. [L., from sternere, stratum, to
spread; akin to Gr. ? to spread, strew. See {Strew}, and cf.
{Consternation}, {Estrade}, {Prostrate}, {Stratus},
1. (Geol.) A bed of earth or rock of one kind, formed by
   natural causes, and consisting usually of a series of
   layers, which form a rock as it lies between beds of other
   kinds. Also used figuratively.

2. A bed or layer artificially made; a course.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A layer of vegetation used to determine dominant species in a plant community.