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Comedo (definition)

(kom'e-do) pl. comedones (komedo'nes) (Latin. Comedere - to consume)

Synonym:

Blackhead

Open comedo

A comedo is a plug of keratin and sebum in a dilated pilosebaceous orifice/pore.

Closed comedones, resulting from an obstruction of the pilosebaceous orifice that is deeper and less obvious, and typically seen in association with open comedones in the same patient.

Comedo


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