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comedo

[kom-i-doh]
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noun, plural com·e·dos, com·e·do·nes [kom-i-doh-neez] /ˌkɒm ɪˈdoʊ niz/. Medicine/Medical.
  1. a thickened secretion plugging a duct of the skin, especially of a sebaceous gland; blackhead.

Origin of comedo

1865–70; < New Latin; Latin: glutton, equivalent to comed(ere) to consume, eat up (com- com- + edere to eat) + agent suffix
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Historical Examples

  • Interspersed may generally be seen blackheads, or comedones.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon


British Dictionary definitions for comedones

comedo

noun plural comedos or comedones (ˌkɒmɪˈdəʊniːz)
  1. pathol the technical name for blackhead

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Latin: glutton, from comedere to eat up, from com- (intensive) + edere to eat
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Word Origin and History for comedones

comedo

n.

"blackhead," etc., 1866, from Latin comedo "glutton," from comedere "to eat up" (see comestible). A name formerly given to worms that devour the body; transferred in medical use to secretions that resemble them.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

comedones in Medicine

comedo

(kŏmĭ-dō′)
n. pl. com•e•dos
  1. A blackhead and the primary lesion of acne vulgaris.
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