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stri•a



Pronunciation: (strī'u), [key]
n.,
pl. stri•aePronunciation: (strī'ē). [key]

1. a slight or narrow furrow, ridge, stripe, or streak, esp. one of a number in parallel arrangement: striae of muscle fiber.
2. Mineral.any of a series of parallel lines or tiny grooves on the surface of a crystal, indicative of the mode of growth.
3. Archit.a flute on the shaft of a column.

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