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Related to stratus cloud: Nimbostratus cloud, cumulonimbus cloud, altostratus cloud, Stratocumulus cloud
Descriptive of a layered mineral deposit of either igneous or sedimentary origin.
Consisting of parallel bands, layers, or sheets.
Description of clouds of extensive horizontal development, as contrasted to the vertically developed cumuliform types.
Clouds spread out in extensive horizontal sheets or layers. The term applies to stratus, stratocumulus, nimbostratus, and cirrocumulus clouds.