Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thin, narrow groove or channel.
  • n. A thin line or band, especially one of several that are parallel or close together: a characteristic stria of contractile tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stripe, usually one of a set of parallel stripes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A minute groove, or channel; a threadlike line, as of color; a narrow structural band or line; a striation.
  • n. A fillet between the flutes of columns, pilasters, or the like.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anat., zoöl., and botany, a stripe or streak; a line, or linear marking, whether of elevation or depression—as a ridge or a furrow—or of texture or color. See cuts under brain, muscle, and Diatomaceæ.
  • n. In architecture, a fillet between the flutes of columns, pilasters, and the like.
  • n. In pathology, a linear hemorrhagic macula.
  • n. An imperfection in the form of a streak or band, whether a discoloration or an irregularity of structure, especially in glass.
  • n. plural In electricity, the peculiar stratifications of the light observed in vacuum-tubes (Geissler tubes) upon the passage of an electrical discharge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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
  • n. a stripe or stripes of contrasting color

Etymologies

Latin; see streig- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin stria ("furrow"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • There are the Pacific seahorse Hippocampus ingens (VU) and two endemic sea stars Tamaria stria and Narcissia gracilis malpeloensis.

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  • Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide afferents to the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the rat: an immunohistochemical and biochemical study.

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  • The limbic system and hypothalamus are important because of roles in reproduction; specific nuclei show sexual dimorphism on postmortem studies bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, suprachiasmatic nucleus, and the interstitial nucleus of the anterior hypothalamus , although it is unknown when these differences emerge.

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  • This post is about the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis BSTc, a collection of cells in the hypothalamus.

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  • It's the bed nucleus of the stria terminalus of the hypothalamus.

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  • Perhaps bowls for sweetmeats or leaf-shaped pickle dishes, or her particular favorite, salt cellars fashioned like muscular sea gods supporting open oyster shells—so realistically modeled that every stria of the shell was visible.

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  • Her legs were a fish-like pinkish-white much marked with stria - tions, her right arm, on account of a mended fracture, was rather shorter than her left.

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  • The freshest specimens have the griseous margin of the elytra, which parts from the base under the shoulder, obliquely and angularly ampliate interiorly towards the middle, where it reaches the second stria.

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