Etymology
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comedo (n.)

"blackhead; hard, blackish tubercule on the skin of the face," 1852, from Latin comedo "glutton," from comedere "to eat up" (see comestible). A name formerly given to worms that devour the body; transferred in medical use to secretions that resemble them.

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Definitions of comedo

comedo (n.)
a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin;
Synonyms: blackhead
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