acne rosacea


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The second type is papulopustular, or acne rosacea, and includes red bumps on the forehead and cheeks on a red, irritated-looking skin tone. Kirbie Johnson, Allure, 31 Mar. 2020

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Word History


borrowed from New Latin, "rose-colored acne"

First Known Use

circa 1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acne rosacea was circa 1813

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“Acne rosacea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

acne rosacea


ac·​ne ro·​sa·​cea ˌak-nē-rō-ˈzā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce acne rosacea (audio)
plural acnae rosaceae ˌak-nē-rō-ˈzā-shē-ˌē How to pronounce acne rosacea (audio)
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