Definitions 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
    synonyms: striation
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    type of:
    channel, groove
    a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
  2. noun
    a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
    synonyms: band, banding, striation
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    (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
    stretch mark
    a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
    type of:
    bar, streak, stripe
    a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
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