Definition of Stria

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Striation
Generic synonyms: Channel, Groove
Derivative terms: Striate, Striate

2. Noun. A stripe or stripes of contrasting color. "The black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
Exact synonyms: Band, Banding, Striation
Specialized synonyms: Collar, Stretch Mark
Generic synonyms: Bar, Streak, Stripe
Derivative terms: Striate, Striate

Definition of Stria

1. n. A minute groove, or channel; a threadlike line, as of color; a narrow structural band or line; a striation; as, the striæ, or groovings, produced on a rock by a glacier passing over it; the striæ on the surface of a shell; a stria of nervous matter in the brain.

Definition of Stria

1. Noun. A stripe, usually one of a set of parallel stripes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stria

1. a thin groove, stripe, or streak [n STRIAE]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stria

strewages
strewed
strewer
strewers
strewing
strewings
strewment
strewments
strewn
strewn field
strewnfield
strewnfields
strews
strewth
strešica
stria (current term)
striae
striata
striatal
striate
striate body
striate vein
striated
striated muscle
striated muscle cell
striated muscle fiber
striated muscle tissue
striated muscles
striates
striatine

Literary usage of Stria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1873)
"First and second stria; visible at base only, the second short (Ji Yucateca. First and second stria; basal, the second very short, but with an apical ..."

2. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1891)
"... surface moderately deeply striate, stria; obsoletely punctate, intervals very slightly convex ; beneath similar in color, abdomen finely ..."

3. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1916)
"Atrophic striata et maculosa; Atrophie lines and spots; stria- ... Symptomatic atrophic stria- are not uncommon following mechanical overstrain, ..."

4. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1903)
"Humeral stria of elytra not bifid behind nimr. Mars. CO. ... fortiter transverso, stria Integra ; sternis (sutura ..."

5. Notes on Recent Researches in Electricity and Magnetism: Intended as a by Joseph John Thomson, James Clerk Maxwell (1893)
"Let F be the electromotive intensity of the field, \ the length of a stria, then when unit of electricity passes through the stria the work done on it by ..."

6. Notes on Recent Researches in Electricity and Magnetism: Intended as a by Joseph John Thomson, James Clerk Maxwell (1893)
"Let F be the electromotive intensity of the field, A the length of a stria, then when unit of electricity passes through the stria the work done on it by ..."

7. Treatise on diseases of the skin: For the Use of Advanced Students and by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1903)
"The atrophic stria? (atrophia cutis linearis; stria; atrophies; linear atrophy) are usually one or two lines in width, of variable length, ..."

8. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1891)
"Oblong, reddish-brown, shining ; forehead lightly impressed, not punctured, stria well marked and nearly straight ; thorax smooth, with a complete stria, ..."

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