linea nigra

[nīgrə, nĭgrə]

n.

The linea alba in pregnancy, which then becomes pigmented.

Nearby words

  1. line-of-battle ship,
  2. line-out,
  3. line-up,
  4. linea,
  5. linea alba,
  6. lineage,
  7. lineal,
  8. lineally,
  9. lineament,
  10. linear


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