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[klawr-ak-nee, klohr-]
noun Pathology.
  1. a severe and sometimes persistent form of acne resulting from exposure to chlorine compounds, such as dioxin.
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Origin of chloracne

First recorded in 1925–30; chlor(ine) + acne
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British Dictionary definitions for chloracne


  1. a disfiguring skin disease that results from contact with or ingestion or inhalation of certain chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons
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Word Origin

C20: from chloro- + acne
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chloracne in Medicine


  1. An acnelike skin disorder caused by prolonged exposure to chlorinated hydrocarbons.chlorine acne
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