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Definition of the noun comedo

What does comedo mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: comedos

  1. a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of comedo: blackhead
    • more generic words: blemish / defect / mar = a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something
    • part of: cutis / skin / tegument = a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

Alternative definition of the noun comedo


  1. a blackhead

Phrases with Comedo

Phrases starting with the word Comedo:

  1. Comedo Omari
  2. Comedo Hookeri
  3. Comedo Larvarum
  4. Comedo Thespius
  5. Comedo Ungularis
  6. Comedo Ramicornis
  7. Comedo Abdominalis
  8. Comedo Longicornis
  9. Comedo Neomexicanus
  10. Comedo Ramicornis Dimidiatus

Phrase ending with the word Comedo:

  1. Genus Comedo

Other phrases containing the word Comedo:

  1. Species Comedo Omari
  2. Species Comedo Hookeri
  3. Species Comedo Larvarum
  4. Species Comedo Thespius
  5. Species Comedo Ungularis
  6. Species Comedo Ramicornis
  7. Species Comedo Abdominalis
  8. Species Comedo Longicornis
  9. Species Comedo Neomexicanus

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Comedo

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Google previewClearing Concepts: A Guide to Acne Treatment (2013)

by Mark Lees

Comedo is a mixture of dead cells (corneocytes) and solidified sebum that forms a plug in a sebaceous follicle. (plural: comedones). Open comedones also known as blackheads, these are dilated follicles filled with a solidified plug of dead ...

Google previewAndrew's Diseases of the Skin (2011)

Clinical Dermatology by William D. James, Dirk Elston, Timothy Berger

The comedo is the primary lesion of acne. It may be seen as a flat or slightly elevated papule with a dilated central opening filled with blackened keratin (open comedo or blackhead) (Fig. 13-1). Closed comedones (whiteheads) are usually 1 ...

Google previewWorld Clinics: Dermatology - Acne (2014)

by Neena Khanna, Raj Kubba

The comedo is the morphological result of keratinocyte hyperproliferation and obviously of impaired keratinocyte differentiation.

Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

comedo is the Latin word for “glutton,” being derived from the ...

Google previewA Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine and Surgery (1900)

by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle

Comedo is a condition characterized by black, pinheadsized, sebaceous plugs lying in the mouths of the excretory ducts. Sympt0mS.—Comedos appear as yellow, brown, blue, or black points, involving chiefly the nose, forehead, and cheeks.

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

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

comedo commitment itself does not burn, but it supports combustion. The rate of combustion is influenced by both oxygen concentration and its partial pressure. comedo /komމidǀ/, pl. comedones /komidǀމnƝz/ >/, comedere, to consume], ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Chemoradiotherapy Comedo Necrosis Definition A type of > necrosis occurring with glands in which there is central luminal > inflammation with devitalized cells, usually occurring in the breast in > Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS). A case of ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

comedo The primary sign of acne, consisting of a widened hair follicle filled with keratin skin debris, bacteria, and sebum (oil). A comedo ...

Google previewThe Student's Medical Dictionary (1904)

Including All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine, with Their Proper Pronunciation and Definitions; Based on Recent Medical Literature by George Milbry Gould

Comedo (kom'-e-do) [comedo,* glutton: mComedones\ ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

comedone, comedo n a worm-like cast formed of sebum which occupies the outlet of a hair follicle in the skin, a feature of acne vulgaris. Open comedones have a black colour because of pigmentation ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Surgery (1889)

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

Comedo. (Synonyms : Acne punctata ; Grub. ) ...

Google previewThe New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences (1882)

(Based on Mayne's Lexicon) by New Sydenham Society, Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick

Comedo. (L. comedo, a glutton. G. Mitesser.) The small, worm-like, yellowish, black-tipped, pasty masses which can in some persons ue made, by pressure, to exude from hair follicles, the sacs of which have been enlarged by the secretion of ...

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Scrabble value of C3O1M3E1D2O1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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