AskDefine | Define comedo

Dictionary Definition

comedo n : a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin [syn: blackhead] [also: comedones (pl)]

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English

Etymology

From Latin comedo ‘glutton’.

Pronunciation

IPA: /kə'mi:dəʊ/

Noun

  1. a blackhead
    1964: Lying on, in, under her, I pore with squinnying eyes on a mole on that browngold rivercolour riverripple skin with its smell of sun, or else a tiny unsqueezed comedo by the flat and splaying nose. — Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun

Extensive Definition

References

comedo in German: Komedo
comedo in Spanish: Puntos negros
comedo in French: Comédon
comedo in Dutch: Mee-eter
comedo in Norwegian: Komedoner
comedo in Finnish: Mustapää
comedo in Swedish: Pormask
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