stretch marks(redirected from Strech 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.
Synonym(s): stria (2) [TA], atrophoderma striatum, lineae atrophicae, linear atrophy, stretch marks, striae atrophicae, striate atrophy of skin, traction atrophy
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stretch marksA popular name for STRIAE.
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