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This is the original text:

Each cardiac muscle fiber contains a single nucleus and is striated, or striped, because it appears to have light and dark bands when seen through a microscope.

Suppose, just to be clear I want to give an example before saying this, these are my examples:

  1. 'a black and white striped shirt'

  2. 'the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps'

I want something like this:

Just to be clear let me give you an example: consider a black & white striped shirt. Well, cardiac muscle tissue has got a structure just like this.

Each cardiac muscle fiber contains a single nucleus and is striated, or striped, because it appears to have light and dark bands when seen through a microscope.

● Are there any better ways to connect the above-mentioned examples with the original context?

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  • For what it is worth, I think that what you have said is sufficient without any need for these examples. I would especially not include descriptions such as 'black and white' or 'black and yellow', as an ordinary H&E stain will not show such colours.
    – James
    Aug 13, 2018 at 18:06
  • I do not understand your question, "any ways to connect". What are you trying to do there? You're explaining what striated means by giving a synonym, striped, but beforehand you want to explain what striped means by giving an example of its use and yet another synonym, banding??
    – TimR
    Aug 13, 2018 at 18:40
  • is striated ... because it appears is unclear.
    – TimR
    Aug 13, 2018 at 18:45
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo I want something like this: "Just to be clear let me give you an example: consider a black & white striped shirt. Well, cardiac muscle tissue has got a structure just like this. Each cardiac muscle fiber contains a single nucleus and is striated, or striped, because it appears to have light and dark bands when seen through a microscope."
    – a.RR
    Aug 13, 2018 at 18:59

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So it seems you're looking for a rhetorical strategy.

We all know what stripes are: striped shirts, the banding on wasps and bees, and so forth. Under the microscope, cardiac muscle fiber appears to have stripes. The scientific word for such stripes is striations. The muscle fiber is said to be striated.

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    I really appreciate all the hard work you’ve done to help us.
    – a.RR
    Aug 13, 2018 at 19:14
  • I have a question. "The banding on wasps and bees" or "The banding of wasps and bees"?
    – a.RR
    Aug 15, 2018 at 11:42
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    on refers elliptically to the locative presence (on the abdomen) and of refers to the stripes as attribute.
    – TimR
    Aug 15, 2018 at 11:45

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