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Definition of "stria" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stria" in a sentence
  • "The upper portion of the spiral ligament contains numerous capillary loops and small bloodvessels, and is termed the stria vascularis."
  • "These different nuclei are connected by a strand of fibers called the stria terminalis to a part of the hypothalamus called the bed nucleus of the stria terminalus."
  • "There are the Pacific seahorse Hippocampus ingens (VU) and two endemic sea stars Tamaria stria and Narcissia gracilis malpeloensis."