[kom-i-doh] /ˈkɒm ɪˌdoʊ/
noun, plural comedos, comedones
[kom-i-doh-neez] /ˌkɒm ɪˈdoʊ niz/ (Show IPA). Medicine/Medical.
a thickened secretion plugging a duct of the skin, especially of a sebaceous gland; blackhead.
noun (pl) comedos, comedones (ˌkɒmɪˈdəʊniːz)
(pathol) the technical name for blackhead
“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.
- Comedo nevus
comedo nevus n. A congenital skin condition characterized by linear keratinous cystic invaginations of the epidermis and a failure to develop normal pilosebaceous follicles.
[kuhm-doun] /ˈkʌmˌdaʊn/ noun 1. an unexpected or humiliating descent from dignity, importance, or wealth. /ˈkʌmˌdaʊn/ noun 1. a decline in position, status, or prosperity 2. (informal) a disappointment 3. (slang) a depressed or unexcited state verb (intransitive, adverb) 4. to come to a place regarded as lower 5. to lose status, wealth, etc (esp in […]
- Come down hard on someone
verb phrase To criticize or punish severely: came down hard on him for getting home at 3 a.m.
- Come down on someone
verb phrase To criticize severely; savage: If I did that, the press would come down on me very hard (1881+)