Linea alba


noun, plural: lineae albae

(1) A whitish fibrous band running vertically along the midline of the abdomen, from the umbilicus to the pubis, comprised chiefly of connective tissue

(2) A whitish linear band of tissue slightly elevated on the inside of cheek, resulting from the teeth biting the inner cheek surface at the occlusal level, and comprised of keratinized oral mucosa


Word origin: linea (line) + alba, Latin, feminine of albus (white)



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