Meaning of stria

stri•a

Pronunciation: (strī'u), [key]
— pl. stri•ae
  1. a slight or narrow furrow, ridge, stripe, or streak, esp. one of a number in parallel arrangement: striae of muscle fiber.
  2. any of a series of parallel lines or tiny grooves on the surface of a crystal, indicative of the mode of growth.
  3. a flute on the shaft of a column.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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