Examples Word Origin 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. Origin of comedo 1865–70;
New Latin; Latin:
glutton, equivalent to
) to consume, eat up (
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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.
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comedo (kŏm ′ĭ-dō′) A blackhead and the primary lesion of acne vulgaris.
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