stretch marks

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stri·'ae cu·'tis dis·ten·'sae

bands of thin wrinkled skin, initially red but becoming purple and white, which occur commonly on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs at puberty and/or during and following pregnancy, and result from atrophy of the dermis and overextension of the skin; also associated with ascites and Cushing syndrome.
Purplish ‘stripes’ on the lower abdomen, thighs, iliac crests and breasts in pregnancy and after corticosteroid excess, which whiten after birth, but do not disappear

stretch marks

A popular name for STRIAE.