Definition of Stretch mark

1. Noun. A narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy).

Generic synonyms: Band, Banding, Stria, Striation
Category relationships: Gestation, Maternity, Pregnancy



Definition of Stretch mark

1. Noun. Any of a series of red, irregular stripes on the surface of the skin caused by rapid growth of the tissues lying just underneath. They usually appear as a result of pregnancy, puberty or obesity, but can also be caused by rapid muscle growth. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stretch Mark

stressfully
stressfulness
stressing
stressless
stresslessness
stresslet
stressor
stressors
stressy
stretch
stretch(a)
stretch along
stretch forth
stretch limo
stretch limos
stretch mark (current term)
stretch marks
stretch one's legs
stretch out
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stretch receptor
stretch reflex
stretch the truth
stretchabilities
stretchability
stretchable
stretchably
stretched
stretched out
stretched the truth

Literary usage of Stretch mark

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... and whilst on the stretch mark it off in yards, as also the edge of the sail in yards, so that by bringing the marks together in roping the sail will ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... set ар the rope by means of a tackle to a strain approximate to what it will have to bear when in use, and whilst on the stretch mark it off in yards, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... and whilst on the stretch mark it off in yards, as also the edge of the sail in yards, so that by bringing the marks together in roping the sail will ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... and whilst on the stretch mark it off in yards, as also the edge of the sail in yards, so that by bringing the marks together in roping the sail will ..."

5. Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones Post Mortem Returned Into the Court of by Ethel Stokes (1901)
"... John Savage, Bartholomew Smith, Silvester Cocke, William Lewes, Thomas Stevens, Waller Stretch, Mark Fowler, Robert Smith, and George Stagge, ..."

6. Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitions Post Mortem, Returned Into the Court of by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Ethel Stokes, Edward Alexander FRY (1901)
"... Waller Stretch, Mark Fowler, Robert Smith, and George Stagge, who say that Henry Longe, on the day he died, was seised in his demesne as of fee of z ..."

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