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altostratus From the Latin altum, ‘height’ and stratus, ‘spread out’, the name of a genus of clouds that consists of greyish sheets or layers; the cloud may be striated, fibrous, or uniform. It may be composed of ice crystals as well as water droplets. See also cloud classification.

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altostratus From the Latin altum (height) and stratus (spread out). A genus of cloud consisting of greyish sheets or layers; the cloud may be striated, fibrous, or uniform. It may be composed of ice crystals as well as water droplets. See also CLOUD CLASSIFICATION.

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altostratus: see cloud.