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Acne appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Hero, do nose’s acne – poison, a clove, volcanos - I open cases on odor, eh?
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Definition of the noun acne

What does acne mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acnes

  1. an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
    • examples: Two weeks after being admitted to hospital my acne suddenly started to disappear. | According to functionalist theory, acne outbreaks provide a necessary limit on the number of prom attendees. | Oliver has an acne problem. | She made fun of my acne. | Two weeks after being admitted to the hospital my acne suddenly started to disappear.
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic terms: inflammatory disease = a disease characterized by inflammation; disease of the skin / skin disease / skin disorder = a disease affecting the skin
    • more specific terms:
      • acne rosacea / rosacea = a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance
      • acne vulgaris = the most common form of acne
      • hickey / pimple / zit = a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule

Alternative definition of the noun acne


  1. [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.
  2. A pattern of blemishes in an area of skin resulting from the skin condition.


  1. "Acne" a.k.a. "Acné": Acne is a 2008 film directed by Federico Veiroj.
  2. "Acne" is a film, directed by Rusty Nails.


  1. "Acne" a.k.a. "Acné" is a musical album of Juan Carlos Baglietto.
    • released in (29 years ago)
  2. "Acne" is a composition.


Who is Acne?

Acne is a film director.

  • profession: Film director

Phrases with Acne

Phrases starting with the word Acne:

  1. acne rosacea
  2. acne vulgaris

Phrases ending with the word Acne:

  1. Staphylococcus acne
  2. species Staphylococcus acne

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acne

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Google previewClinical Pathology (2007)

by James Carton, Richard Daly, Pramila Ramani

Acne is an extremely common inflammatory skin disease, predominantly affecting adolescents.

Google previewAcne Attack! (2017)

by Ouvrage Collectif

Acne is an issue faced chiefly by adolescents across the world.

Google previewUpdate in Cosmetic Dermatology (2013)

by Antonella Tosti, Doris Hexsel

Core Messages Acne is a chronic inflammatory, exclusively human disease of the pilose• baceous unit, mostly affecting...

Acne is the most common disease affecting all ages and ethnic groups and • is the leading dermatologic diagnosis with ...

Google previewDermatology (Facts) (2014)

Speedy Study Guides by Speedy Publishing

Acne is the most common skin condition in the US, and approximately 80% of people age 11 to 30 experience at least...

ACNE FACTS • Acne is a skin condition that consists of pimples, deeper lumps (cysts or nodules), and plugged pores ...

Google previewAcne Treatment: What Experts Don't Want You to Know (2015)

by Michael Gavin

Since acne is a condition that occurs from within your body and exhibits on the outside of your body, you need to,

Google previewLookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology (2013)

by James G. Marks Jr., Jeffrey J. Miller

Acne is the most common dermatologic disease with negative psychosocial ramifications 2. Comedones are the hallmark...

Google previewMedical Conditions in the Athlete 3rd Edition (2017)

by Walsh Flanagan, Katie, Cuppett, Micki

Acne is a common problem among adolescents, but very little information exists about acne and sport participation. Acne is a condition of the pilosebaceous unit and most commonly occurs where the concentration of sebaceous or sweat ...

Google previewClinical Veterinary Advisor (2010)

Dogs and Cats by Etienne Cote

DEFINITION • Canine acne is a common chronic inflammatory disorder of the chin and lips of young dogs, characterized by deep folliculitis and furunculosis. • Feline acne is a relatively common idiopathic disorder of follicular cornification.

Google previewIntroduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (2014)

by Gloria Leifer

Acne Vulgaris Pathophysiology. Acne is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands and hair ...

Google previewBody Shame (2014)

Conceptualisation, Research and Treatment by Paul Gilbert, Jeremy Miles

Introduction Acne is a polymorphic skin disease that tends to be evident on the face (99%) and to a lesser degree the...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

acne /akމnƝ/, a disease of the skin; common where sebaceous glands are ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

acne crine disorders, therapy with adrenal corticosteroid hormones, and psychogenic factors. Vitamin deficiencies, ingestion of halogens, and contact with chemicals such as tar and chlorinated hydrocarbons may be specific causative ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

acne, an inflammatory ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Dermatology (2012)

by Lionel Fry, Fenella Wojnarowska, Parvin Shahrad

will suppress acute febrile acne, and severe cystic acne. In low doses ( prednisone 5 mg nocte) they suppress adrenal androgen production and improve androgen induced acne. Antiandrogens The antiandrogen cyproterone acetate is used in ...

Google previewFaces around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Face (2012)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Face by Margo DeMello

Acne vulgaris is a skin condition found in humans resulting in a variety of lesions forming on the skin, known as pimples. It is usually caused when the skin follicles are blocked because the sebaceous gland, attached to the follicle, is clogged ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Surgery (1889)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

Acne. Acne only falls within the province of surgery in its more severe manifestations. This follicular or peri-follicular inflammation involves, at times, the cutaneous tissues much more extensively, producing deep-seated infiltration in the form of ...

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Quotes about Acne

You're lucky you had that when you were 20. I sure didn't. I was overweight, and I had acne. (Carly Simon)
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Scrabble value of A1C3N1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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