from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chronic dermatitis of the face, especially of the nose and cheeks, characterized by a red or rosy coloration, caused by dilation of capillaries, and the appearance of acnelike pimples. Also called acne rosacea.
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- n. A chronic condition characterized by redness of the face.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as acne rosacea. See acne.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance
New Latin (acne) rosācea, rose-colored (acne), from Latin, feminine of rosāceus, made of roses; see rosaceous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)