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acne

Pronunciation: ak′nē

Definition: An inflammatory follicular, papular, and pustular eruption involving the pilosebaceous apparatus.

[probably a corruption (or copyist's error) of G. akmē, point of efflorescence]

See Also: acne vulgaris

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