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acne

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noun ac·ne \ˈak-nē\

Simple Definition of acne

  • medical : a condition in which the skin on a person's face, neck, etc., has many small, swollen spots (called pimples)

Full Definition of acne

  1. :  a disorder of the skin caused by inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles; specifically :  a form found chiefly in adolescents and marked by pimples especially on the face

ac·nedplay \-nēd\ adjective

Examples of acne

  1. a teenager with bad acne



Origin of acne

Greek aknē eruption of the face, manuscript variant of akmē, literally, point


First Known Use: circa 1828

Rhymes with acne


Medical Dictionary

acne

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noun ac·ne \ˈak-nē\

Medical Definition of acne

  1. :  a disorder of the skin caused by inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles; specifically :  a form found chiefly in adolescents and marked by pimples especially on the face

  2. ac·ned \-nēd\play adjective




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