a silvery streak occurring typically on the abdomen or thighs and caused by stretching of the skin over a short period of time, as during pregnancy or rapid weight gain.
stretch mark n.
A shiny line on the skin of the abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks caused by the prolonged stretching of the skin and weakening of elastic tissues, as in pregnancy or obesity.
/ˈstrɛtʃˌmɑːks/ plural noun 1. marks that remain visible on the abdomen after its distension, esp in pregnancy
noun, Metalworking. 1. a mill for rolling and stretching seamless tubes, the rolls of each successive stand operating more quickly than those of the preceding.
noun 1. a deliberate extension of time for meeting a production quota. 2. a method of labor management by which employees do additional work without a commensurate increase in wages.
noun, Anatomy, Physiology. 1. muscle spindle. stretch receptor n. A sensory receptor in a muscle that responds to the stretching of tissue.