Definition of linea nigra in English:

linea nigra

noun

  • A dark vertical line that may appear down the centre of a woman's abdomen during pregnancy.

    ‘the linea nigra will become more and more obvious as your pregnancy progresses’

Origin

Late 19th century: Latin, from linea ‘line’ and nigra, feminine of niger ‘black’.

Pronunciation

linea nigra

/ˌlɪnɪə ˈniːɡrə/