Definition of stretch marks in English:

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stretch marks

plural noun

Streaks or stripes on the skin, especially on the abdomen, caused by distension of the skin from obesity or during pregnancy.
Example sentences
  • If the stretch mark extends well above that level, some of them may be left behind, even in a belt lipectomy.
  • A stretch mark results when the skin tears after being expanded beyond its limits.
  • There is a different kind of scar on my stomach - a single stretch mark from bearing my son.

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