stria

noun
\ ˈstrī-ə How to pronounce stria (audio) \
plural striae\ ˈstrī-​ˌē How to pronounce striae (audio) \

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

Examples of stria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Furthermore, the subcortical amygdala, bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), striatal, hippocampal and brainstem circuits, and to some extent aspects of cortical regulatory areas, are highly conserved in form and function across mammals. Dean Mobbs, Scientific American, "On the Nature of Fear," 20 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of stria was in 1563

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“Stria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stria. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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stria

noun
\ ˈstrī-ə How to pronounce stria (audio) \
plural striae\ ˈstrī-​ˌē How to pronounce striae (audio) \

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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