acne vulgaris

noun
acne vul·​gar·​is | \ -ˌvəl-ˈgar-əs, -ˈger- How to pronounce acne vulgaris (audio) \
plural acnae vulgares\ -​ˈgar-​ˌēz, -​ˈger-​ How to pronounce acnae vulgares (audio) \

Medical Definition of acne vulgaris

: 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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“Acne vulgaris.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acne%20vulgaris. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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