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acne (n.)

skin eruption common during puberty, 1813, from Modern Latin, from aknas, a 6c. Latin clerical misreading of Greek akmas, accusative plural of akme "point" (see acme), from PIE root *ak- "be sharp, rise (out) to a point, pierce." The "pointed" pimples are the source of the medical use.

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Definitions of acne from WordNet

acne (n.)
an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones;
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