stria

noun
\ˈstrī-ə \
plural striae\ ˈstrī-​ˌē \

Definition of stria 

2 : a stripe or line (as in the skin) distinguished from the surrounding area by color, texture, or elevation — compare stretch marks

First Known Use of stria

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stria

Latin, furrow, channel — more at strike

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stria

noun
\ˈstrī-ə \
plural striae\ ˈstrī-​ˌē \

Medical Definition of stria 

2 : a narrow structural band especially of nerve fibers

3 : a stripe or line (as in the skin) distinguished from surrounding tissue by color, texture, or elevation — see stretch marks

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