comedo

[kom-i-doh]
noun, plural comedos, comedones [kom-i-doh-neez] . Medicine/Medical.
a thickened secretion plugging a duct of the skin, especially of a sebaceous gland; blackhead.

Origin:
1865–70; < Neo-Latin; Latin: glutton, equivalent to comed(ere) to consume, eat up (com- com- + edere to eat) + agent suffix

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comedo (ˈkɒmɪˌdəʊ)
 
n , pl comedos, comedones
pathol the technical name for blackhead
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin: glutton, from comedere to eat up, from com- (intensive) + edere to eat]

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comedo
"blackhead," etc., 1866, from L. comedo "glutton" (from comedere "to eat up"); a name formerly given to worms that devour the body, transf. in medical use to secretions that resemble them.
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comedo com·e·do (kŏm'ĭ-dō')
n. pl. com·e·dos or com·e·do·nes (-dō'nēz)
A blackhead and the primary lesion of acne vulgaris.

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Duct carcinoma in situ comedo and non-comedo types, high nuclear grade.
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