Definition of rosacea in English:

rosacea

(also acne rosacea)

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A condition in which certain facial blood vessels enlarge, giving the cheeks and nose a flushed appearance.

    • ‘This condition is distinguishable from rosacea because it affects all sun-exposed areas of the body, and patients will develop light sensitivity with repeated exposure.’
    • ‘Women are more likely to get rosacea on the cheeks and chin, but men are more likely to get rhinophyma.’
    • ‘We can't explain why cornstarch might help rosacea, and we are at a loss why psoriasis might respond to this remedy.’
    • ‘Symptoms of rosacea include skin redness and pimples on the nose, chin, cheeks or forehead.’
    • ‘For example, the condition acne rosacea is caused by permanent widening of the blood vessels of the skin of the cheeks and nose.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin, feminine of rosaceus in the sense rose-coloured.

Pronunciation:

rosacea

/rəʊˈzeɪʃɪə/