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rosacea ro·sa·ce·a (rō-zā'shē-ə)
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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