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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
the linea alba in pregnancy, which then becomes pigmented.
Synonym(s): black line
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lin·e·a nig·ra(lin'ē-ă nī'gră)
The linea alba in pregnancy, which then becomes pigmented.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012