acne

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noun ac·ne \ˈak-nē\

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

acned

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Examples of acne in a sentence

  1. a teenager with bad acne

Origin and Etymology of acne

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


First Known Use: 1743


ACNE Defined for English Language Learners

acne

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noun ac·ne \ˈak-nē\

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

acne

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noun ac·ne \ˈak-nē\

Definition of acne for Students

  1. :  a skin condition in which pimples and blackheads are present


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

acned

\-nēd\play adjective


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