Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A chronic dermatitis of the face, especially of the nose and cheeks, caused by dilation of capillaries and characterized by a red or rosy coloration and acnelike pimples.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as acne rosacea. See acne.

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  • noun pathology A chronic condition characterized by redness of the face.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin (acne) rosācea, rose-colored (acne), from Latin, feminine of rosāceus, made of roses; see rosaceous.]

Examples

  • But alas, my champion pepper chomping may have hit an end as rosacea is exacerbated byspicy foods.

    The Spice of Life « Colleen Anderson

  • In one of the few things the Roman parish isn't blessed with, Ss. Trinita dei Pellegrini does not have a solemn Mass set in rosacea.

    Msgr. Angelo Amodeo at Trinita in Rome

  • —F.G.W., Narragansett, R.I.There are a few well-known causes of constant facial flushing: certain daily drugs; a skin condition called rosacea; a handful of rare disorders, including blood, thyroid, and kidney cancers; and a slow-growing tumor called a carcinoid.

    Q&A: Causes of constant facial flushing?

  • Narragansett, R. I.There are a few well-known causes of constant facial flushing: certain daily drugs; a skin condition called rosacea; a handful of rare disorders, including blood, thyroid, and kidney cancers; and a slow-growing tumor called a carcinoid.

    Q&A: Causes of constant facial flushing?

  • For instance, if somebody has blood vessels on their face, and around their nose especially, or they have a disease called rosacea, well then I would recommend a specific laser to treat those blood vessels.

    CNN Transcript Nov 6, 2004

  • I have been plagued with a skin condition called rosacea for years.

    Spokesman.com: Latest stories

  • SBT, a Super Anti-Oxidant, Powerful Anti-Inflammatory, with an impressive combination of well over 190 nutrients and vitamins, has long been known to effectively treat persistent and irritating skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, dermatitis, eczema, sun damage and psoriasis.

    Colds and flu season coming up...

  • The condition worsens for those who exercise outdoors, as the cold air can leave skin itchy, red and prone to rash, and, in some cases, exacerbate problems such as rosacea and eczema.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The condition worsens for those who exercise outdoors, as the cold air can leave skin itchy, red and prone to rash, and, in some cases, exacerbate problems such as rosacea and eczema.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The condition worsens for those who exercise outdoors, as the cold air can leave skin itchy, red and prone to rash, and, in some cases, exacerbate problems such as rosacea and eczema.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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