alfred n whitehead

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whitehead white·head (wīt'hěd')
n.

  1. A tiny epidermal cystlike mass with a narrow or obstructed opening on the skin surface, which may rupture, caused by the retention of secretions of a sebaceous gland. Also called closed comedo.

  2. See milium.

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