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2 definitions found
 for stria
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stria \Stri"a\, n.; pl. Striae. [L., a furrow, channel,
     hollow.]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Arch.) A fillet between the flutes of columns, pilasters,
        or the like. --Oxf. Gloss.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stria
      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,
         striation]

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