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New Latin, probably a corruption of Ancient Greek ἀκμή (akmē, “point, top”).
acne (plural acnes)
- (pathology) A skin condition, usually of the face, that is common in adolescents. It is characterised by red pimples, and is caused by the inflammation of sebaceous glands through bacterial infection.
- A pattern of blemishes in an area of skin resulting from the skin condition.
a skin condition
a pattern of blemishes resulting from the skin condition
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acne f, m (uncountable)
acne f (plural acni)