(noun) an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones

Source: WordNet® 3.1



acne (usually uncountable, plural acnes)

(pathology) A skin condition, usually of the face, that is common in adolescents. It is characterised by red pimples, and is caused by the inflammation of sebaceous glands through bacterial infection.

A pattern of blemishes in an area of skin resulting from the skin condition.


• -ance, Caen, CanE, Cane, Cena, Nace, ance, cane

Source: Wiktionary

Ac"ne, n. Etym: [NL., prob. a corruption of Gr. (Med.)

Definition: A pustular affection of the skin, due to changes in the sebaceous glands.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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