cleavage line

cleavage line

any one of a number of linear striations in the skin that delineate the general structural pattern, direction, and tension of the subcutaneous fibrous tissue. They correspond closely to the crease lines on the surface of the skin and are present in all areas of the body but are visible only in certain sites, such as the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. In general the lines run obliquely, lying in the direction in which the skin stretches the least, perpendicular to the direction of the greatest stretch. Incisions made parallel to these lines heal with much less scarring than those made perpendicular to them. To a certain degree, cleavage lines determine the direction and arrangement of lesions in skin diseases. Also called Langer's line.
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Michaela Pereira on the KTLA (Channel 5) morning news sported a tight, plunging blazer that displayed her hearty cleavage line, too.
She's become self-conscious about the long creases which lead down to her cleavage line.
Differential diagnosis for common lesions of secondary syphilis Type of lesion Differential Coppery red macules Pityriasis rosea, drug eruption, following skin seborrheic dermatitis, measles, cleavage lines rubella, mycosis fungoides Generalized papules Sarcoid Moist papules in perineum Condyloma acuminatum, hemorrhoids Generalized micropapules Lichen planopilaris, keratosis pilaris, lichen scrofulosorum Psoriasiform patches on Tinea infection, psoriasis palms and soles Split papules Sarcoid
She carries out 10 costume changes during her Circus performance, including dressing as a sexy cop and wearing risqu outfits with very revealing cleavage lines.
The second local material is the rock that has an important property: Very strong cleavage lines.