stratiformis

stratiformis

[¦strad·ə¦fȯr·məs]
(meteorology)
A cloud species consisting of a very extensive horizontal layer or layers which need not be continuous; this species is the most common form of the genera altocumulus and stratocumulus and is occasionally found in cirrocumulus.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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