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noun, Pathology.
a chronic form of acne affecting the nose, forehead, and cheeks, characterized by red pustular lesions.
a chronic inflammatory disease causing the skin of the face to become abnormally flushed and sometimes pustular Also called acne rosacea

rosacea ro·sa·ce·a (rō-zā’shē-ə)
A chronic dermatitis of the face, especially of the nose and cheeks, characterized by a red or rosy coloration with deep-seated papules and pustules and caused by dilation of capillaries. Also called acne erythematosa, acne rosacea.


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