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An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules, especially on the face.

[New Latin, probably from misreading of Greek akmē, point, facial eruption; see acme.]

ac′ned adj.
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blemished by acnemarked with indentations
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Adj.1.acned - (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skinacned - (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin
blemished - marred by imperfections
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