Stria



noun, plural striae
[strahy-ee] /ˈstraɪ i/ (Show IPA)
1.
a slight or narrow furrow, ridge, stripe, or streak, especially one of a number in parallel arrangement:
striae of muscle fiber.
2.
Mineralogy. any of a series of parallel lines or tiny grooves on the surface of a crystal, indicative of the mode of growth.
3.
Architecture. a flute on the shaft of a column.
noun (often pl) (pl) striae (ˈstraɪiː)
1.
(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.
fine ridges and grooves on the surface of a crystal caused by irregular growth
3.
(biology, anatomy) a narrow band of colour or a ridge, groove, or similar linear mark, usually occurring in a parallel series
4.
(architect) a narrow channel, such as a flute on the shaft of a column

stria stri·a (strī’ə)
n. pl. stri·ae (strī’ē)

A thin, narrow groove or channel.

A thin line or band, especially one of several that are parallel or close together.

A thin line, band, stripe, or streak distinguished from the tissue in which it is found; a striation.

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