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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]

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]