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