(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.
Other Word Forms of Acne
Origin of Acne
New Latin probably from misreading of Greek akmē point, facial eruption acme
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
New Latin, probably a corruption of Ancient Greek ἀκμή (akmē, “point, top”).
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