rhinophyma

(redirected from hammer nose)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

rhinophyma

 [ri″no-fi´mah]
a manifestation of severe rosacea involving the lower half of the nose and sometimes spreading to adjacent cheek areas, usually seen in adult males, and characterized by thickened, lobulated overgrowth of sebaceous glands and epithelial connective tissue.

rhi·no·phy·ma

(rī'nō-fī'mă),
Hypertrophy of the nose with follicular dilation, resulting from hyperplasia of sebaceous glands with fibrosis and increased vascularity; a form of acne rosacea.
[rhino- + G. phyma, tumor, growth]

rhinophyma

Bulbous nose, WC Fields nose ENT A nasal nosology not known in ♀, which is an end-stage acne rosacea, producing a bulbous proboscis. See Acne rosacea.

rhi·no·phy·ma

(rī'nō-fī'mă)
Hypertrophy of the nose with follicular dilation, resulting from hyperplasia of sebaceous glands with fibrosis and increased vascularity.
[rhino- + G. phyma, tumor, growth]

rhinophyma

A form of ROSACEA, affecting elderly men and causing a bulbous deformity (potato nose) with readily visible enlarged skin pores, extreme oiliness of the skin from sebaceous over-secretion and permanent redness from wide dilation of small blood vessels. Treatment involves paring down the excess tissue with a scalpel so as to restore the nose to more normal dimensions. Skin grafting is unnecessary and healing is rapid.

Rhinophyma

Long-term swelling and overgrowth in skin tissue of the nose that leaves it with a knobby bulb-like look.
Mentioned in: Rosacea
References in periodicals archive ?
To fire the pistol, cock the hammer, push down on the safety transfer button to raise the transfer lever so that it's between the firing pin and the hammer nose, and pull the trigger.
Set the hammer nose (the firing pin) in one of the small notches between chambers, and there you are.
Like the Stampede, the Vaquero and the Cowboy, the Gaucho foregoes the traditional firing pin on the hammer nose and has a modern transfer bar firing mechanism and frame-mounted firing pin.
The rear sight is simply a notch in the hammer nose. Rough calculations told me I'd have to grind off about 0.2 inch from the hammer to get the gun to print where it looks.
I believe the hammer nose held the cartridge long enough to allow sufficient gas pressure to build.