rosacea

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noun ro·sa·cea \rō-ˈzā-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of rosacea

  1. :  a chronic inflammatory skin disorder typically involving the nose, forehead, and chin that is characterized especially by redness, flushing, telangiectasia, inflamed lesions, and burning sensation, and sometimes by eye dryness and irritation and thickening of tissues especially of the nose —called also acne rosacea

Origin and Etymology of rosacea

short for New Latin acne rosacea rose-colored acne


First Known Use: 1843


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rosacea

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noun ro·sa·cea \rō-ˈzā-sh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of rosacea

  1. :  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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