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  • n. Plural form of stria.


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  • During pregnancy, women are at an elevated risk for developing stretch marks, also called striae, because of the rapid and sudden growth of their body.

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  • Stretch Marks (also known as striae graridarum) occur in the dermis, the elastic, resilient middle layer that allows skin to retain its shape.

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  • In expectant women, stretch marks are called striae gravidarum and occur when the skin is stretched because of the deposition of fat in the body as the pregnancy advances.

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  • - There are many, many cosmetics that claim to heal or repair stretch marks, otherwise known as striae distensae.

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  • There is something majestic about the sight of a solitary Polar Eskimo driving a dog team across the frozen sea ice, navigating his way around icebergs, sitting contentedly, listening to the crunch of the runners on the snow and reading the wind from the striae on the ice.

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  • At school her outsider status was guaranteed by her rare attendance and by the way she looked: moonfaced, purple stripes striae on her legs, fuzzy hair all over her face and body—all side effects of the corticosteroids she was taking.

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  • When the wart finally goes away, your striae never look quite the same ...

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  • Nowadays, you are more likely to affect your whorls by picking up a tiny virus-based skin tumor called a plantar wart (veruca), which deforms the skin striae as it grows, making the ridges go around it.

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  • Small red bumps (called vascular spiders) may appear on the skin of your upper body, along with stretch marks (striae gravidarum) on your abdomen, thighs, or breasts.

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  • WHAT A DOCTOR CALLS THEM: striae gravidarum (pregnancy stretch marks), striae albae (white stretch marks), or striae rubrae (red stretch marks)

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