Definition of acne
: 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
acnedplay \-nēd\ adjective
Examples of acne in a Sentence
a teenager with bad acne
Recent Examples of acne from the Web
Research has linked shifts in the microbiome to inflammatory issues such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne.
Currently, Bradford says, only twenty percent or so of people who have acne bother seeing a dermatologist at all.
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Origin and Etymology of acne
Greek aknē eruption of the face, manuscript variant of akmē, literally, point
First Known Use: 1743See Words from the same year
ACNE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acne for English Language Learners
medical : a condition in which the skin on a person's face, neck, etc., has many small, swollen spots (called pimples)
ACNE Defined for Kids
Definition of acne for Students
: a skin condition in which pimples and blackheads are present
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