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rosacea

[ roh-zey-shuh, -shee-uh ]
/ roʊˈzeɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə /
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noun Pathology.
a chronic disorder of the facial skin marked by flare-ups and remissions that is often mistaken for acne and is characterized by flushing, redness, pimples, visible blood vessels, and burning or stinging.
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Formerly ac·ne ro·sa·ce·a [ak-nee roh-zey-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˈæk ni roʊˈzeɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə/ .

Origin of rosacea

First recorded in1825–35; from New Latin (acnē) rosācea “rose-colored (acne),” Latin, feminine of rosāceus “made of roses”; see origin at rosaceous
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British Dictionary definitions for rosacea

rosacea
/ (rəʊˈzeɪʃə) /

noun
a chronic inflammatory disease causing the skin of the face to become abnormally flushed and sometimes pustularAlso called: acne rosacea
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