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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Stria \Stri"a\, n.; pl. Striae. [L., a furrow, channel,
1. A minute groove, or channel; a threadlike line, as of
color; a narrow structural band or line; a striation; as,
the striae, or groovings, produced on a rock by a glacier
passing over it; the striae on the surface of a shell; a
stria of nervous matter in the brain.
2. (Arch.) A fillet between the flutes of columns, pilasters,
or the like. --Oxf. Gloss.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: 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 [syn: stria, striation]
2: a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; "chromosomes
exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding
of bees and wasps" [syn: band, banding, stria,
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