stri-, strio- +
(Latin: furrow, furrowed; groove, grooved)
2. A thin narrow groove or channel in the surface of something; such as, a decorative feature on a column.
3. A stripe, streak, or narrow band; for example, a band of nerve fibers or stretch marks seen in pregnancy striae gravidarum.
4. A series of parallel lines, or tiny grooves, on the surface of a crystal, indicative of the mode of growth.
Striae cutis distensae refers to bands of thin wrinkled skin, initially red but becoming purple and white, which occur commonly on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, at puberty and/or during and following pregnancy, and result from atrophy of the dermis and overextension of the skin.
2. The striped pattern of striated muscle, or any of the light and dark bands that make up this effect.
3. One of a number of parallel lines or scratches on the surface of a rock that were inscribed by rock fragments embedded in the base of a glacier as it moved across the rock.
2. Scratch marks, or grooves; such as, thos found on a rock surface that has experienced glacial abrasion.