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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.]
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(Pathology) a chronic inflammatory disease causing the skin of the face to become abnormally flushed and sometimes pustular. Also called: acne rosacea
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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]
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|Noun||1.||rosacea - 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
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