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Linea nigra

Definition
noun
(1) A long narrow dark streak running along the midline of the abdomen, from the umbilicus to the pubis
(2) Linea alba that is hyperpigmented temporarily during pregnancy
Supplement
During pregnancy, linea nigra is one of the many transient hyperpigmentation effects due to amplified levels of circulating estrogen.
Also called:

  • black line

Compare:

  • linea alba
  • See also:

    • linea


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