pomade acne

[pō-mād, -mäd, pŏ-]


Acne caused by repeated application of hair ointments that block the release of sebum from hair follicles, seen most commonly on the forehead and temples of young African Americans.

Nearby words

  1. poma lift,
  2. pomace,
  3. pomace fly,
  4. pomaceous,
  5. pomade,
  6. pomander,
  7. pomatum,
  8. pombal,
  9. pombe,
  10. pome

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