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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 ?
It would take him no more than two minutes to get out the box; he could make out the tree it was under by the pale strip where the bark was off, although the dawning light was rather dimmer in the thicket.
My venerable friend jerked the upper sheet away at once and started tearing it into strips.
The black strips at the end of each nail, Martin pared off with his jackknife.
The remains of his coat still hung in strips from his shoulders, but his shirt had been all torn out, and his great beard merged itself in the black tangle which covered his mighty chest.
So Dorothy took a needle and thread, and as fast as Oz cut the strips of silk into proper shape the girl sewed them neatly together.
One of these skeletons, which was that of a woman, still had a few strips of a garment which had once been white, and around her neck was to be seen a string of adrézarach beads with a little silk bag ornamented with green glass, which was open and empty.
He took his wife's clothesline to bind these logs together, so that they would form a raft, and Ojo found some strips of wood and nailed them along the tops of the logs, to render them more firm.
First he cut strips from them about half an inch wide.
Between the massive blocks were strips of grass the leverage of whose roots had pushed them apart.
As it rose higher and higher, Geoffrey saw thin strips of cotton wool lightly attached, at intervals, to the back of the paper, so as effectually to prevent it from making a grating sound against the wall.
That spring, Jesse had bought part of a long strip of black swamp land that lay in the valley of Wine Creek.
I will not strip these men, thought Ahab, of all hopes of cash --aye, cash.