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acne vulgaris

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noun acne vul·gar·is \ -ˌvəl-ˈgar-əs, -ˈger- \

medical Definition of acne vulgaris

plural acnae vulgares play \-ˈgar-ˌēz, -ˈger-\
:a chronic acne involving mainly the face, chest, and shoulders that is common in adolescent humans and various domestic animals and is characterized by the intermittent formation of discrete papular or pustular lesions often resulting in considerable scarring

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