lineae albicantes

lineae al·bi·can·tes -.al-bə-'kan-.tēz n pl whitish marks in the skin esp. of the abdomen and breasts that often follow pregnancy

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striae albae.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • lineae albicantes — ˌalbəˈkan.ˌtēz noun plural Etymology: New Latin, literally, whitish lines : whitish marks in the skin especially of the abdomen and breasts that usually follow pregnancy …   Useful english dictionary

  • albicantes — see LINEAE ALBICANTES …   Medical dictionary

  • striae albae — striae albicantes a later stage of striae distensae, particularly visible in light skinned individuals, when the marks fade to a pale or white color. Called also lineae albicantes …   Medical dictionary

  • striae distensae — linear, atrophic, pink to purple, scarlike lesions, which later become pale in light skinned individuals (striae albae or albicantes), seen most often on the abdomen, breasts, buttocks, or thighs. They are due to weakening of the elastic tissues …   Medical dictionary

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