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 for Striae
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stria \Stri"a\, n.; pl. Striae. [L., a furrow, channel,
     hollow.]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Arch.) A fillet between the flutes of columns, pilasters,
        or the like. --Oxf. Gloss.
        [1913 Webster]

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