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stria

Noun

1 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 [syn: striation]
2 a stripe of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands" [syn: band, striation] [also: striae (pl)]

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English

Etymology

From stria ("furrow").

Noun

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