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rosacea

[roh-zey-shee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a chronic form of acne affecting the nose, forehead, and cheeks, characterized by red pustular lesions.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for rosacea

rosacea

noun
  1. a chronic inflammatory disease causing the skin of the face to become abnormally flushed and sometimes pustularAlso called: acne rosacea
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Word Origin and History for rosacea

n.

1876, short for acne rosacea (1833), from fem. of Latin rosaceus "rose-colored" (see rose (n.1)).

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rosacea in Medicine

rosacea

(rō-zāshē-ə)
n.
  1. 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
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