One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A condition in which certain facial blood vessels enlarge, giving the cheeks and nose a flushed appearance.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Women are more likely to get rosacea on the cheeks and chin, but men are more likely to get rhinophyma.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘We can't explain why cornstarch might help rosacea, and we are at a loss why psoriasis might respond to this remedy.’
Late 19th century: from Latin, feminine of rosaceus in the sense ‘rose-coloured’.
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