stretch mark


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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 usually as a result of pregnancy or weight gain.

stretch′ mark`


n.
a silvery streak occurring typically on the abdomen or thighs and caused by stretching of the skin over a short period of time, as during rapid weight gain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stretch mark - a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
banding, stria, striation, band - a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
Translations

stretch mark

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