- a chronic form of acne affecting the nose, forehead, and cheeks, characterized by red pustular lesions.
Origin of rosacea
1825–35; < New Latin (acnē) rosācea rose-colored (acne), Latin, feminine of rosāceus rosaceous
Also called acne rosacea.
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- a chronic inflammatory disease causing the skin of the face to become abnormally flushed and sometimes pustularAlso called: acne rosacea
Word Origin and History for rosacea
1876, short for acne rosacea (1833), from fem. of Latin rosaceus "rose-colored" (see rose (n.1)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A chronic dermatitis of the face, especially of the nose and cheeks, characterized by a red or rosy coloration with deep-seated papules and pustules and caused by dilation of capillaries.acne erythematosa acne rosacea