Definition of rosacea
: a chronic inflammatory disorder involving especially the skin of the nose, forehead, and cheeks that is characterized by congestion, flushing, telangiectasia, and marked nodular swelling of tissues especially of the nose —called also acne rosacea
Origin of rosacea
short for New Latin acne rosacea rose-colored acne
First Known Use: 1876
Rhymes with rosacea
Medical Definition of rosacea
: a chronic inflammatory skin disorder typically involving the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin that is characterized especially by redness, flushing, telangiectasia, inflamed lesions, burning sensation, and sometimes eye dryness and irritation and thickening of tissues especially of the nose—called also acne rosacea
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