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linea

 [lin´e-ah] (L.)
linea al´ba white line; the tendinous median line on the anterior abdominal wall between the two rectus muscles.
li´neae albican´tes white or colorless lines on the abdomen, breasts, or thighs caused by mechanical stretching of the skin, with weakening of the elastic tissue; see also atrophic striae.
linea as´pera a rough longitudinal line on the back of the femur for muscle attachments.
linea ni´gra the linea alba when it has become pigmented in pregnancy.

line

(līn), [TA]
1. A mark, strip, or streak.
See also: linea.
2. anatomy a long, narrow mark, strip, or streak distinguished from the adjacent tissues by color, texture, or elevation.
See also: linea.
3. A unit of measurement used by histologists in the 19th century; it varied in different countries from one tenth to one twelfth of an English inch.
4. A laboratory derivative of a stock of organisms maintained under defined physical conditions.
5. A section of tubing supplying fluid or wire conducting impulses for monitoring equipment; for example, intravenous line, arterial line, electric line.
Synonym(s): linea [TA]
[L. linea, a linen thread, a string, line, fr. linum, flax]

linea

/li·nea/ (lin´e-ah) pl. li´neae   [L.] line; in anatomy, a narrow ridge or streak on the surface of a structure.
linea al´ba  white line; the tendinous median line on the anterior abdominal wall between the two rectus muscles.
linea as´pera  a rough longitudinal line on the back of the femur for muscle attachments.
li´neae atro´phicae  striae atrophicae.
linea epiphysia´lis  epiphyseal line.
linea glu´tea  gluteal line.
linea ni´gra  the linea alba when it has become pigmented in pregnancy.
linea splen´dens  the sheath for the anterior spinal artery formed by the pia mater in the anterior median fissure of the spinal cord.

linea

[lin′ē·ə]
Etymology: L, line
a line defining anatomical features, such as the linea alba of the abdomen, the linea albicantes or linea nigra seen on the abdomen during pregnancy, or the linea vitalis curving across the palm at the base of the thumb.

line

(līn)
1. A long, narrow mark or a strand of material.
2. anatomy Any linear mark or streak distinguished from adjacent tissues by color, texture, or elevation.
3. A strain of cells or organisms derived from a single ancestor or precursor.
4. A section of tubing supplying fluid or conducting impulses for monitoring equipment (e.g., intravenous line, arterial line).
Synonym(s): linea [TA] .
[L. linea, a linen thread, a string, line, fr. linum, flax]

linea

A line.

line

(līn)
[TA] anatomy long, narrow mark, strip, or streak distinguished from the adjacent tissues by color, texture, or elevation.
Synonym(s): linea [TA] .
[L. linea, a linen thread, a string, line, fr. linum, flax]

linea

pl. lineae [L.] a narrow ridge or streak on a surface, as of the body or a bone or other organ; a line.

linea alba
white line; the tendinous median line on the ventral abdominal wall between the two rectus muscles.
linea albicantes
see atrophic stria.
linea aspera
one or two rough longitudinal lines on the back of the femur for muscle attachments.
lineae atrophicae
see atrophic stria.
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