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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


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rosacea - a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearancerosacea - a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance
acne - an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones


n (fam) acné m&f rosácea, rosácea (fam) (V. también acne.)
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