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A chronic dermatitis of the face, especially of the nose and cheeks, caused by dilation of capillaries and characterized by a red or rosy coloration and acnelike pimples. Also called acne rosacea.
[New Latin (acne) rosācea, rose-colored (acne), from Latin, feminine of rosāceus, made of roses; see rosaceous.]
(Pathology) a chronic inflammatory disease causing the skin of the face to become abnormally flushed and sometimes pustular. Also called: acne rosacea
ro•sa•ce•a(roʊˈzeɪ ʃi ə)
chronic acne affecting the nose, forehead, and cheeks, characterized by red pustular lesions. Also called acne rosacea.
[1825–35; < New Latin (acnē) rosācea rose-colored]