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comedo


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comedo  \Com"e*do\,  n.;  pl  {Comedones}.  [L.,  a  glutton.  See 
  {Comestible}.]  (Med.) 
  A  small  nodule  or  cystic  tumor,  common  on  the  nose,  etc., 
  which  on  pressure  allows  the  escape  of  a  yellow  wormlike  mass 
  of  retained  oily  secretion,  with  a  black  head  (dirt). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comedo 
  n  :  a  black-tipped  plug  clogging  a  pore  of  the  skin  [syn:  {blackhead}] 




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