from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A shiny line on the skin of the abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks that is often lighter than the surrounding skin and is caused by the stretching and weakening of elastic tissues usually as a result of pregnancy or weight gain.
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- noun Any of a series of red,
irregularstripes on the surface of the skincaused by rapid growth of the tissueslying just underneath. They usually appear as a result of pregnancy, pubertyor obesity, but can also be caused by rapid musclegrowth.
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- noun a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
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