AskDefine | Define blackhead

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

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Noun

  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.

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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

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