- an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands, characterized by comedones and pimples, especially on the face, back, and chest, and, in severe cases, by cysts and nodules resulting in scarring.
Origin of acne
Related Words for acnerosacea
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Contemporary Examples of acne
And acne, well, acne is just the great equalizer (move over, death and taxes).A New Huck on the Hardcore LGBT Hudson
June 11, 2014
In nervous moments, her hand wanders to a small patch of acne on her forehead, a reminder of just how young she really is.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
Other winners include Nicholas Kirkwood for footwear and accessories design, Erdem for womenswear, and Acne for menswear.British Vogue Taps John Galliano as Guest Fashion Editor; Christopher Bailey Wins WGSN's Hall of Fame Award
The Fashion Beast Team
October 31, 2013
She says she herself has acne scars from picking at her face in attempt to create perfection.The War on ‘Teen Vogue’: Young Readers Escalate Campaign for More ‘Real Girls’
July 18, 2012
You gotta have acne scars and a mean dad in your past, not a portfolio and European runway memories.Twitter Creates a New Star
April 22, 2010
Historical Examples of acne
In what respect does the pustular syphiloderm differ from acne?
The latter is frequently associated with acne (acne rosacea).
In this form of acne the black spots should be picked out with a needle or a small pair of33 tweezers.
The greeter had acne and a pair of tights that showed off his skinny knock-knees.Makers
It is useful also locally in rheumatic affections as a resolvent and anodyne, in acne, and as a parasiticide.
- Also called: acne vulgaris a chronic skin disease common in adolescence, involving inflammation of the sebaceous glands and characterized by pustules on the face, neck, and upper trunkSee also rosacea
Word Origin for acne
Word Origin and History for acne
1813, from Modern Latin, from aknas, a 6c. Latin clerical misreading of Greek akmas, accusative plural of akme "point" (see acme). The "pointed" pimples are the source of the medical use.
- An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules, especially on the face.
- An inflammatory disease of the skin in which the sebaceous glands become clogged and infected, often causing the formation of pimples, especially on the face. It is most common during adolescence, but also occurs in infants and adults.