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streak

 [strēk]
a line, stria, or stripe.
angioid s's red to black irregular bands in the ocular fundus running outward from the optic disk.
primitive streak a faint white trace at the caudal end of the embryonic disk, formed by movement of cells at the onset of mesoderm formation, providing the first evidence of the embryonic axis. It eventually undergoes degenerative changes and disappears.

streak

(strēk),
A line, stria, or stripe, especially one that is indistinct or evanescent.
[A.S. strica]

streak

(strēk) a line, stria, or stripe.
angioid streaks  red to black irregular bands in the ocular fundus running outward from the optic disk.
fatty streak  a small, flat, yellow-gray area, composed mainly of cholesterol, in an artery; possibly an early stage of atherosclerosis.
meningitic streak  tache cérébrale.
Moore's lightning streaks  vertical flashes of light sometimes seen on the peripheral side of the field of vision when the eyes are moved, a benign condition.
primitive streak  a faint white trace at the caudal end of the embryonic disc, formed by movement of cells at the onset of mesoderm formation and providing the first evidence of the embryonic axis.

streak

(strēk)
n.
1. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
2. Microbiology A sample of microorganisms that has been introduced into a solid culture medium by a needle drawn across its surface.
v. streaked, streaking, streaks
v.tr.
Microbiology To inoculate (a culture medium) with a streak.

streak′er n.

streak

Etymology: AS, strican, to stroke
a line or a stripe, such as the primitive streak at the caudal end of the embryonic disk.

streak

(strēk)
A line, stria, or stripe, especially one that is indistinct or evanescent.
[A.S. strica]

streak

(strēk)
A line, stria, or stripe, especially one that is indistinct or evanescent.
[A.S. strica]

streak

a line or stripe.

angioid s's
red to black irregular bands in the ocular fundus running outward from the optic disk.
streak canal
the papillary duct, the canal between the exterior and the lactiferous sinus within the teat of a ruminant.
primitive streak
a faint white trace at the caudal end of the embryonic disk, formed by movement of cells at the onset of mesoderm formation, providing the first evidence of the embryonic axis.
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There is also the occasional technical bug that can cause a streak to up and vanish even if the users met the requirements to keep the streak alive.
Initially founded in 2011 as "BC Streak" by 2013 Boston College graduate Michael Nardella, with help from his classmate Andrew Flynn and current student William Chamberlain, Streak Media provides a simple way for students to read and share news they care about, saving time sifting through multiple news sources during their busy academic schedules.
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Miami plays at home against Philadelphia on Friday, and a win would match the 12th-longest winning streak in NBA history.
In 1969, Willie Davis of the Los Angeles Dodgers had a batting average during a 31-game hitting streak that was 165 points higher than his average for the rest of the year.
For comparison, when Ripken played in his 2,131st consecutive game in 1995, Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,130 games had existed for a mere fifty-six years.
Prices and data plans for the Dell Streak will only be announced by O2 ahead of availability.
3 : an amount of a quality <She's got a stubborn streak.
During that span, the Eagles captured 66 individual state titles, 18 team state championships (including seven straight), and have been led by only two head coaches--current coach, Russ Cozart, and former coach Jim Graves, who spawned the streak on Jan.
Besides Cabrera and Williams, only three other players are known to have accomplished a 60 CGOBS streak during the entire history of major league baseball.
So it's understandable that within Edmonton, the streak is perhaps the most discussed element of the Eskimos' legacy.