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Medical Term:

rhinophyma

Pronunciation: ri'no-fi'ma

Definition: Hypertrophy of the nose with follicular dilation, resulting from hyperplasia of sebaceous glands with fibrosis and increased vascularity; a form of acne rosacea.

Synonym(s): brandy nose, copper nose, hammer nose, hypertrophic rosacea, potato nose, rum nose, rum-blossom, toper's nose

[rhino- + G. phyma, tumor, growth]

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