Comedo



[kom-i-doh] /ˈkɒm ɪˌdoʊ/

noun, plural comedos, comedones
[kom-i-doh-neez] /ˌkɒm ɪˈdoʊ niz/ (Show IPA). Medicine/Medical.
1.
a thickened secretion plugging a duct of the skin, especially of a sebaceous gland; blackhead.
/ˈkɒmɪˌdəʊ/
noun (pl) comedos, comedones (ˌkɒmɪˈdəʊniːz)
1.
(pathol) the technical name for blackhead
n.

“blackhead,” etc., 1866, from Latin comedo “glutton,” from comedere “to eat up” (see comestible). A name formerly given to worms that devour the body; transferred in medical use to secretions that resemble them.

comedo com·e·do (kŏm’ĭ-dō’)
n. pl. com·e·dos or com·e·do·nes (-dō’nēz)
A blackhead and the primary lesion of acne vulgaris.

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