AskDefine | Define blackhead

Dictionary Definition

blackhead n : a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin [syn: comedo]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A comedo, a skin blemish, a type of acne vulgaris, where a pore becomes clogged with a dark, hard, cheesey keratin-filled substance forming a hard black "head" on the skin's surface.


Extensive Definition


blackhead in German: Komedo
blackhead in Spanish: Puntos negros
blackhead in French: Comédon
blackhead in Dutch: Mee-eter
blackhead in Norwegian: Komedoner
blackhead in Finnish: Mustapää
blackhead in Swedish: Pormask

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1