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An acnelike skin disorder caused by prolonged exposure to chlorinated hydrocarbons.
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(Pathology) a disfiguring skin disease that results from contact with or ingestion or inhalation of certain chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons
[C20: from chloro- + acne]
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(klɔrˈæk ni, kloʊr-)

acne caused by exposure to chlorine compounds.
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