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strip

 [strip]
1. a thin, narrow, comparatively long piece of material.
2. to press the contents from a canal, such as the urethra or a blood vessel, by running the finger along it.
3. to excise lengths of large veins and incompetent tributaries after subcutaneous dissection.
4. to remove tooth structure or restorative material from the mesial or distal surfaces of teeth, utilizing abrasive strips; usually done to alleviate crowding.
reagent strip a strip of paper impregnated with a reagent to a given substance, used in testing for that substance in a body fluid or other secretion.

strip

(strip),
1. To express the contents from a collapsible tube or canal, such as the urethra, by running the finger along it. Synonym(s): milk (4)
2. Subcutaneous excision of a vein in its longitudinal axis, performed with a stripper.
3. Any narrow piece, relatively long and of uniform width.
[A.S. strypan, to rob]

strip

(strip)
1. to press the contents from a canal, such as the urethra or a blood vessel, by running the finger along it.
2. to excise lengths of large veins and incompetent tributaries after subcutaneous dissection.
3. to remove tooth structure or restorative material from the mesial or distal surfaces of teeth utilizing abrasive strips; usually done to alleviate crowding.

strip

See Filter strip, Urine test strip.

strip

(strip)
1. To express the contents from a collapsible tube or canal, such as the urethra, by running a finger along it.
Synonym(s): milk (4) .
2. Subcutaneous excision of a vein in its longitudinal axis, performed with a stripper.
3. Any narrow piece, relatively long and of uniform width.
[A.S. strypan, to rob]

strip

subcutaneous excision of a vein in its longitudinal axis; treatment for varicosed veins; to obtain a host graft for arterial (e.g. coronary or femoral) bypass

strip

(strip)
1. In dentistry, to smooth or polish proximal surfaces of a restoration using a plastic or linen ribbon.
Synonym(s): milk (4) .
2. Subcutaneous excision of a vein in its longitudinal axis, performed with a stripper.
3. Any narrow piece, relatively long and of uniform width.
[A.S. strypan, to rob]

strip,

n a thin, narrow, comparatively long piece of material.
strip, abrasive (linen strip),
n a ribbonlike piece of linen of varying length and width, on one side of which are bonded abrasive particles of selected grit; used for contouring and polishing proximal surfaces of restorations.
strip, boxing,
n a metal or wax strip used for making an enclosure to regulate the size and form of a cast.
strip, celluloid,
n See strip, plastic.
strip, lightning,
n (separating strip), a strip of steel with abrasive bonded on one side; used to open rough or improper contacts of proximal restorations or begin the reduction of proximal excess of a foil restoration.
strip, linen,
n See strip, abrasive.
strip, plastic,
n a clear plastic strip of celluloid or acrylic resin that is used as a matrix when silicate cement or acrylic resin cement is inserted into proximal prepared cavities in anterior teeth.
strip, polishing,
n a strip with a very fine abrasive, such as crocus powder.
strip, separating,
n See strip, lightning.

strip

1. to press the contents from a canal, such as the urethra, teat canal or a blood vessel, by running the finger along it.
2. to excise lengths of large veins and incompetent tributaries by subcutaneous dissection and the use of a stripper.

strip cup
a metal cup with a recessed black lid with a hole covered by wire mesh. To test the first milk of a cow for clots a few streams are squirted onto the lid so that watery milk can be recognized and some is squirted through the mesh so that any clots present can be detected.
strip grazing
see strip grazing.
strip technique
used in the treatment of deviated or corkscrew penis in the bull. Depends on the use of strips of the dorsal ligament of the penis to anchor the ligament to the dorsum and preventing it from slipping off during an erection.
References in classic literature ?
A tree which has been partially or entirely stripped of its bark is said, in the language of the country, to be "blazed.
When first severed, the head is dropped astern and held there by a cable till the body is stripped.
Just at this time the mayor was boasting that he had put an end to gambling and prize fighting in the city; but here a swarm of professional gamblers had leagued themselves with the police to fleece the strikebreakers; and any night, in the big open space in front of Brown's, one might see brawny Negroes stripped to the waist and pounding each other for money, while a howling throng of three or four thousand surged about, men and women, young white girls from the country rubbing elbows with big buck Negroes with daggers in their boots, while rows of woolly heads peered down from every window of the surrounding factories.
I thought they'd a had her all stripped up afore I could get 'em off.
MAINLY the Round Table talk was monologues -- narrative accounts of the adventures in which these prisoners were captured and their friends and backers killed and stripped of their steeds and armor.