A dark line which may develop during pregnancy, running from below the breasts, over the abdomen and the navel. It often fades after delivery but doesn't always disappear entirely.
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The linea alba in pregnancy, which then becomes pigmented. ... Synonym: black line. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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A dark vertical line that appears between the navel and the pubic area in some women during pregnancy. It is the result of changing hormones. Although the line will remain in some women, it normally disappears following birth.
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. the linea alba in pregnancy, which then becomes pigmented. Synonyms: black line
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Linea nigra (Latin for `black line`) is a dark vertical line that appears on the abdomen during about three quarters of all pregnancies. The brownish streak is usually about a centimeter in width. The line runs vertically along the midline of the abdomen from the pubis to the umbilicus, but can also run from the pubis to the top of the abdomen. ..
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The so-called black line that runs down the center of the abdomen to the top of the pubic bone. This darkening is caused by pregnancy hormones
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