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Stria  n.  (pl. striae)  
A minute groove, or channel; a threadlike line, as of color; a narrow structural band or line; a striation; as, the striae, or groovings, produced on a rock by a glacier passing over it; the striae on the surface of a shell; a stria of nervous matter in the brain.
(Arch.) A fillet between the flutes of columns, pilasters, or the like.

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... specimens of Larinus Onopordinis. 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. This griseous pilosity fills all the tips of the elytra, leaving bare only the sutures, an angular notch behind the middle (which forms with that apical part of the suture a kind of hook on each elytron), and ...
— Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 - Zoology • Various

... the ductus cochlearis of the dancer the stria vasculosa is almost or totally lacking, while in the gray mouse it is prominent. This condition of the stria vasculosa Kishi was the first to notice in the dancer; Alexander and Kreidl had previously described ...
— The Dancing Mouse - A Study in Animal Behavior • Robert M. Yerkes

Words linked to "Stria" :   striation, banding, band, stretch mark, collar, groove

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