A chronic dermatitis of the face, especially of the nose and cheeks, caused by dilation of capillaries and characterized by a red or rosy coloration and acnelike pimples.
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Origin of Rosacea
New Latin (acne) rosācea rose-colored (acne) from Latin feminine of rosāceus made of roses rosaceous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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