blackhead vs comedo what difference

what is difference between blackhead and comedo

English

Etymology

black + head

Noun

blackhead (countable and uncountable, plural blackheads)

  1. (countable, medicine) A comedo, a skin blemish, a type of acne vulgaris, where a pore becomes clogged with a dark, hard, cheesy keratin-filled substance forming a hard black “head” on the skin’s surface.
  2. (uncountable) A form of histomoniasis in poultry, characterized by cyanotic discoloration on the bird’s head.
  3. (countable) A scaup: any of various ducks of the genus Aythya.

Translations

Further reading

  • blackhead on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Blackhead in the 1920 edition of Encyclopedia Americana.


English

Etymology

From Latin comedō (glutton).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kəˈmiːdəʊ/
  • Rhymes: -iːdəʊ

Noun

comedo (plural comedones or comedos)

  1. (medicine) A blackhead or whitehead.
    • 1964, Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun:
      Lying on, in, under her, I pore with squinnying eyes on a mole on that browngold rivercolour riverripple skin with its smell of sun, or else a tiny unsqueezed comedo by the flat and splaying nose.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • coomed

Italian

Alternative forms

  • commedo

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin cōmoedus, from Ancient Greek κωμῳδός (kōmōidós, chorus singer; comic poet), from κωμῳδία (kōmōidía, comedy, play).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /koˈmɛ.do/
  • Rhymes: -ɛdo
  • Hyphenation: co‧mè‧do

Noun

comedo m (plural comedi) (literary)

  1. a writer of comedies
  2. an actor of comedies

Related terms

  • commedia

See also

  • tragedo

References

  • comedo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams

  • comode

Latin

Etymology

From con- +‎ edō (I eat).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈko.me.doː/, [ˈkɔmɛd̪oː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈko.me.do/, [ˈkɔːmɛd̪ɔ]

Verb

comedō (present infinitive comedere or comēsse, perfect active comēdī, supine comēsum); third conjugation, irregular

  1. I eat or chew up
  2. I consume or devour
  3. I fret or chafe
  4. I waste or squander

Conjugation

  • Perf. pass. part. can also be comestus.

Derived terms

  • comēsor/comestor
  • comestibilis
  • comestiō
  • comēsus
  • comestūra

Descendants

  • Latin: comestibĭlis
    • French: comestible
      • English: comestible
    • Italian: commestibile
    • Ligurian: comestìbile
  • Old Leonese:
    • Asturian: comer
    • Extremaduran: comer
    • Mirandese: comer, quemer
    • Leonese: comere, comer
  • Old Portuguese: comer
    • Galician: comer
    • Portuguese: comer
  • Old Spanish: comer
    • Ladino: komer, kumer
    • Sicilian: commeder
    • Sardinian: còmere, comire, cumire

Noun

comedō m (genitive comedōnis); third declension

  1. A glutton, gormandizer.

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Synonyms

  • (glutton): dēgulātor, glūtō, helluō

References

  • comedo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • comedo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • comedo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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