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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.

lin·e·a al·'ba

[TA]
a fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the midline of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles.
Synonym(s): Hunter line

linea alba

Etymology: L, linea, line, albus, white
the white part of the anterior abdominal aponeurosis in the middle line of the abdomen, made of connective tissue representing the fusion of three aponeuroses into a single tendinous band extending from the xiphoid process to the symphysis pubis. It contains the umbilicus. Also called Hunter's line, white line. Compare linea semilunaris.
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Linea alba

lin·e·a al·ba

(lin'ē-ă al'bă) [TA]
A fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the center of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles.
Synonym(s): white line (1) .

linea alba

The central strip of white FASCIA running down the front wall of the abdomen from the bottom of the breastbone (STERNUM) to the PUBIS.

Hunter,

William, English pathologist, 1861-1937.
Hunter glossitis - Synonym(s): Moeller-Hunter syndrome
Moeller-Hunter syndrome - see under Moeller, Julius Otto Ludwig

Hunter,

William, Scottish anatomist and obstetrician, 1718-1783.
Hunter ligament - Synonym(s): round ligament of the uterus
Hunter line - a fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the center of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles. Synonym(s): linea alba
Hunter membrane - the mucous membrane of the pregnant uterus. Synonym(s): deciduous membrane

lin·e·a al·ba

(lin'ē-ă al'bă) [TA]
A fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the center of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles.
Synonym(s): white line (1) .

linea alba

(lin´ēə al´bə),
n a normal variation in the buccal mucosa that appears as a white line beginning at the corners of the oral cavity and extending posteriorly at the level of the occlusal plane. It is composed of keratinized oral mucosa.
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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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