stretchmark

stretchmark
stretch mark n.
A shiny line on the skin of the abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks that is often lighter than the surrounding skin and is caused by the stretching and weakening of elastic tissues as a result of pregnancy or obesity, for example.

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  • stretchmark — noun (countable usually plural) a mark left on a your skin as a result of it stretching too much, especially during pregnancy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Stretch marks — is also a general term referring to thin, narrow grooves or channels, or a thin line or band especially if several of them are parallel or close together. Infobox Disease Name = Striae atrophicae Caption = Stretch marks near the Navel DiseasesDB …   Wikipedia

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