Stratum vs Stratal - What's the difference?

stratum | stratal |


As a noun stratum

is one of several parallel horizontal layers of material arranged one on top of another.

As an adjective stratal is

of or pertaining to a stratum.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

stratum

English

Noun

(strata)
  • One of several parallel horizontal layers of material arranged one on top of another.
  • (geology) A layer of sedimentary rock having approximately the same composition throughout.
  • Any of the regions of the atmosphere, such as the stratosphere, that occur as layers.
  • (biology) A layer of tissue.
  • A class of society composed of people with similar social, cultural, or economic status.
  • (ecology) A layer of vegetation, usually of similar height.
  • Synonyms

    * (layers of material arranged one on top of another) tier

    stratal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of or pertaining to a stratum