[ kom-i-doh ]
/ ˈkɒm ɪˌdoʊ /
noun, plural com·e·dos, com·e·do·nes [kom-i-doh-neez]. /ˌkɒm ɪˈdoʊ niz/. Medicine/Medical.
a thickened secretion plugging a duct of the skin, especially of a sebaceous gland; blackhead.
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Example sentences from the Web for comedo
Interspersed may generally be seen blackheads, or comedones.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
British Dictionary definitions for comedo
/ (ˈkɒmɪˌdəʊ) /
noun plural comedos or comedones (ˌkɒmɪˈdəʊniːz)
pathol the technical name for blackhead
Word Origin for comedo
C19: from New Latin, from Latin: glutton, from comedere to eat up, from com- (intensive) + edere to eat
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Medical definitions for comedo
[ kŏm′ĭ-dō′ ]
n. pl. com•e•dos
A blackhead and the primary lesion of acne vulgaris.
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