comedo

[ kom-i-doh ]
/ ˈkɒm ɪˌdoʊ /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. comedial,
  2. comedian,
  3. comedic,
  4. comedienne,
  5. comedist,
  6. comedo nevus,
  7. comedocarcinoma,
  8. comedogenic,
  9. comedown,
  10. comedy

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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British Dictionary definitions for comedones

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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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

Medicine definitions for comedones

comedo

[ kŏmĭ-dō′ ]

n. pl. com•e•dos

A blackhead and the primary lesion of acne vulgaris.

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