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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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Translations

stri·a

n. lista, fibra.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

stria

n (pl -ae) estría
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These long, thin, rippled marks are also called stria.
Following staining, organ of corti (hydropic and vacuolar degeneration), spiral ganglion (cytoplasmic and nuclear condensation, nucleus and neuron loss), and stria vascularis (edema and vacuolization) were examined under the light microscope using high magnification (x400).
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After removal of the bone and stria vascularis, the sensory epithelium (organ of Corti) was collected using a sharpened needle and further dissociated with trypsin (0.5 mg/ml) for 2-3 min with shaking.
Police say in the report that the characteristics of the tangential stria were observed in the crack on the windshield, and the ring -shaped impact accords with the impact formed by low-speed collision of round -shaped or arc- shaped small objects.
Because the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), a limbic structure in the forebrain, is key to the translation of stress into sustained anxiety, factors that regulate its activity have untapped potential as novel therapeutic targets.
The rod was then examined by eye for black stria. The SSE mixer with the most diffuse stria was judged the best mixer.
In 1964, Shelley and Cohen described a 16-year-old male with a linear atrophic stria running transversely over a lower thoracic vertebra [7].
Stria 1 shallowly, evanescently grooved; striae 2-4 of shallow grooves with fine punctures; striae 5-8 shallowly grooved with moderate punctures; striae 8-9 deeply impressed.
We eventually found two individual moths of the foliage feeder Lygomusotima stria and another individual of Callopistria, a foliage feeding species that has yet to be identified, feeding on Old World climbing fern.
Two brain regions subject to alcohol's effects on synaptic plasticity are the striatum and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), both of which have key roles in alcohol's actions and control of intake.