Blackhead and Whitehead

Blackhead

A blackhead (medically known as an open comedo, plural ) is a yellow or blackish bump or plug on the skin, and usually found on the face or the back.

blackhead n : a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin [syn: {comedo}]

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "blackhead": birthmark, bleb, blemish, blister, bulla, check, cicatrix, comedo, crack, crater, craze, defacement, defect, deformation, deformity, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, fault, flaw, freckle, hemangioma, hickey, keloid, kink, lentigo, milium, mole, needle scar, nevus, pimple, pit, pock, pockmark, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, pustule, rift, scab, scar, scratch, sebaceous cyst, split, strawberry mark, sty, track, twist, verruca, vesicle, wale, warp, wart, weal, welt, wen, whitehead

Broadbill \Broad"bill`\, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) A wild duck ({Aythya marila}, or {Fuligula marila}), which appears in large numbers on the eastern coast of the United States, in autumn; -- called also {bluebill}, {blackhead}, {raft duck}, and {scaup duck}. See {Scaup duck}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l.) The shoveler. See {Shoveler}. [1913 Webster]

Blackhead \Black"head`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The scaup duck. [1913 Webster]

Scaup \Scaup\ (sk[add]p), n. [See {Scalp} a bed of oysters or mussels.] 1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. [1913 Webster] {Scaup duck} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of northern ducks of the genus {Aythya}, or {Fuligula}. The adult males are, in large part, black. The three North American species are: the greater scaup duck ({Aythya marila}, var. nearctica), called also {broadbill}, {bluebill}, {blackhead}, {flock duck}, {flocking fowl}, and {raft duck}; the lesser scaup duck ({A. affinis}), called also {little bluebill}, {river broadbill}, and {shuffler}; the tufted, or ring-necked, scaup duck ({A. collaris}), called also {black jack}, {ringneck}, {ringbill}, {ringbill shuffler}, etc. See Illust. of {Ring-necked duck}, under {Ring-necked}. The common European scaup, or mussel, duck ({A. marila}), closely resembles the American variety. [1913 Webster]

Whitehead

Whitehead can refer to: Milium (sometimes called acne albida).

Whitehead n 1: a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland [syn: {milium}]

Data Sources:

  • blackhead: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • blackhead: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • blackhead: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • blackhead: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • blackhead: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • whitehead: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • whitehead: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • whitehead: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • whitehead: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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