What does comedo mean?

Definitions for comedo
ˈkɒm ɪˌdoʊ; ˌkɒm ɪˈdoʊ nizcome·do

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blackhead, comedonoun

    a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin


  1. comedonoun

    a blackhead

    1964: Lying on, in, under her, I pore with squinnying eyes on a mole on that browngold rivercolour riverripple skin with its smell of sun, or else a tiny unsqueezed comedo by the flat and splaying nose. u2014 Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun

    Etymology: From comedo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comedonoun

    a small nodule or cystic tumor, common on the nose, etc., which on pressure allows the escape of a yellow wormlike mass of retained oily secretion, with a black head (dirt)

    Etymology: [L., a glutton. See Comestible.]


  1. Comedo

    A comedo is a clogged hair follicle in the skin. It is caused by the hormone androgen increasing sebum production. The excess oil glues bits of shedded keratin together, blocking the pore. Comedones are not infected with bacteria. The chronic inflammatory condition that usually includes both comedones and inflamed papules and pustules is called acne. Infection causes inflammation and the development of pus. Whether or not a skin condition classifies as acne depends on the amount of comedones and infection. A comedo may be open to the air or closed by skin. Being open to the air causes oxidization, which turns it black. A small, forming comedo is called a microplug or microcomedo. Comedones that are 1mm or larger are called macrocomedones. They are closed comedones and are more frequent on the face than neck. Comedo-type ductal carcinoma in situ is not related to the skin conditions discussed here. DCIS is a non-invasive form of breast cancer, but comedo-type DCIS may be more aggressive and so may be more likely to become invasive.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Comedo

    kom′e-do, n. a small, black-tipped, worm-like mass which is found on the face of some persons. [L. comedĕre, to eat up.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comedo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comedo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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