Streak Plate

Science / Geology / Streak Plate: A piece of unglazed porcelain that is used for determining the streak of a mineral specimen.

Other Words for Plate

Plate Adjective Synonyms: platter, dish, trencher, charger
Plate Noun Synonyms: layer, leaf, sheet, pane, panel, lamina, slab

Other Words for Streak

Streak Noun Synonyms: stripe, striation, strip, stroke, bar, band, line, mark, smear, slash, dash, touch, daub, fleck, trace, vein, layer, seam, stratum
Streak Adjective Synonyms: flash, bolt


Science / Geology / Streak: The color of a mineral in powdered form. Streak is normally determined by scraping a specimen across a surface of unglazed porcelain known as a 'streak plate'. MORE


Entertainment / Photography / Quarterplate: Negative or print format measuring 3¼ x 4¼ inches. It's one quarter the size of a full plate (8½ x 6½ inches). MORE


Entertainment / Photography / Plates: Early photographic glass plates coated with emulsion. MORE

Schumann Plate

Entertainment / Photography / Schumann Plate: Plate coated with an emulsion with so little gelatin content that the silver halide grains protrude above its surface. Used for photography in the ultraviolet region. MORE

Screen Plate

Entertainment / Photography / Screen Plate: Plate used in early additive forms of color photography. MORE


Science / Biology / Platelets: In vertebrates, cell fragments that bud off from the megakaryocytes in the bone marrow; carry chemicals needed for blood clotting. Cell fragment functioning in blood clotting. MORE