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Meaning of STRIA

Pronunciation:  'strIu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stripe of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"
  2. [n]  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

STRIA is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: band, striation, striation
 See Also: channel, groove, streak, stretch mark, stripe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Stri"a\, n.; pl. {Stri[ae]}. [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 stri[ae], or groovings, produced on a rock by a
   glacier passing over it; the stri[ae] 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.