rosacea

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


Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin (acnē) rosācea rose-colored (acne), Latin, feminine of rosāceus rosaceous

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rosacea (rəʊˈzeɪʃə)
 
n
Also called: acne rosacea a chronic inflammatory disease causing the skin of the face to become abnormally flushed and sometimes pustular

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rosacea ro·sa·ce·a (rō-zā'shē-ə)
n.
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. Also called acne erythematosa, acne rosacea.

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