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stri·a

 (strī′ə)
n. pl. stri·ae (strī′ē)
1. A thin, narrow groove or channel.
2. A thin line or band, especially one of several that are parallel or close together: a characteristic stria of contractile tissue.

[Latin; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]

stria

(ˈstraɪə)
n (often plural) , pl striae (ˈstraɪiː)
1. (Geological Science) geology Also called: striation any of the parallel scratches or grooves on the surface of a rock caused by abrasion resulting from the passage of a glacier, motion on a fault surface, etc
2. (Geological Science) fine ridges and grooves on the surface of a crystal caused by irregular growth
3. (Biology) biology anatomy a narrow band of colour or a ridge, groove, or similar linear mark, usually occurring in a parallel series
4. (Anatomy) biology anatomy a narrow band of colour or a ridge, groove, or similar linear mark, usually occurring in a parallel series
5. (Architecture) architect a narrow channel, such as a flute on the shaft of a column
[C16: from Latin: a groove]

stri•a

(ˈstraɪ ə)

n., pl. stri•ae (ˈstraɪ i)
1. a slight or narrow furrow, ridge, stripe, or streak, esp. one of a number in parallel arrangement: striae of muscle fiber.
2. any of a series of parallel lines on glaciated rock surfaces or the faces of crystals.
[1555–65; < Latin: furrow, channel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stria - any of a number of tiny parallel grooves such as: the scratches left by a glacier on rocks or the streaks or ridges in muscle tissue
groove, channel - a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
2.stria - a stripe or stripes of contrasting colorstria - a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
collar - (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
stretch mark - a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
streak, stripe, bar - a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background; "a green toad with small black stripes or bars"; "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"
Translations

stri·a

n. lista, fibra.

stria

n (pl -ae) estría
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