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- n. The condition of having a large, bulbous, ruddy nose caused by granulomatous infiltration, commonly due to untreated rosacea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Hyperemia of the skin of the nose, with hypertrophy of its connective tissue and more or less inflammation of its glands, forming a well-developed grade of acne rosacea: restricted by some to cases presenting extraordinary enlargement, sometimes regarded as distinct from acne rosacea.
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- n. enlargement of the nose with dilation of follicles and redness and prominent vascularity of the skin; often associated with excessive consumption of alcohol
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Morgan had an inherited skin condition called rhinophyma, which is excess growth of sebaceous tissue.
A-- actually, a virulent form of adolescent acne is often a precursor to this sk -- skin condition, called rhinophyma, that he had later in his life.
The poor thing seems to have rhinophyma, which has caused his poor little nose to turn bright red, even seeming to glow!
It can generate mild flushing, persistent redness, or the more severe papular kind of acne rosacea with bumpy pimples and sometimes thickening of the skin rhinophyma.
-- Case of rhinophyma before and after operation (Ohmann-Dumesnil).
Ohmann-Dumesnil 10.145 reports a case of rhinophyma in a man of seventy-two, an alcoholic, who was originally affected with acne rosacea, on whom he performed a most successful operation for restoration.
Ohmann-Dumesnil reports a case of rhinophyma in a man of seventy-two, an alcoholic, who was originally affected with acne rosacea, on whom he performed a most successful operation for restoration.
In exceptional instances, still further hypertrophy of the bloodvessels ensues, the glands are enlarged, and a variable degree of connective-tissue new growth is added; this latter is usually slight, but may be excessive, the nose presenting an enlarged and lobulated appearance (_rhinophyma_).
Thickening of the nose (rhinophyma) may occur, but fortunately this is far less common.
Many folks with rhinophyma go on to have nose surgery.