stretch marks

plural noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of stretch marks

: striae on the skin (as of the hips, abdomen, and breasts) from excessive stretching and rupture of elastic fibers especially due to pregnancy or obesity

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First Known Use of stretch marks

1956


STRETCH MARKS Defined for English Language Learners

stretch marks

noun

Definition of stretch marks for English Language Learners

  • : long marks on the skin left after the skin has been stretched especially by pregnancy


Medical Dictionary

stretch marks

noun plural

medical Definition of stretch marks

: striae on the skin (as of the hips, abdomen, and breasts) from excessive stretching and rupture of elastic fibers especially due to pregnancy or obesity

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