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comedo

Pronunciation: kom'e-do, ko-me'do; kom'e-doz; kom-e-do'nez

Definition: A dilated hair follicle infundibulum filled with keratin squamae, bacteria, particularly Propionibacterium acnes, and sebum; the primary lesion of acne vulgaris.

[L. a glutton, fr. com-edo, to eat up]

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