stria

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noun \ˈstrī-ə\

Definition of stria

plural

striae

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  1. 1 :  striation 2

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

Origin and Etymology of stria

Latin, furrow, channel — more at strike


First Known Use: 1563


Medical Dictionary

stria

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noun \ˈstrī-ə\

Medical Definition of stria

plural

striae

\ˈstrī-ˌē\play
  1. 1:  striation 2

  2. 2:  a narrow structural band especially of nerve fibers

  3. 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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