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Related to potato nose: Roman nose
Hypertrophy of the nose with follicular dilation, resulting from hyperplasia of sebaceous glands with fibrosis and increased vascularity; a form of acne rosacea.
Synonym(s): brandy nose, copper nose, hammer nose, hypertrophic rosacea, potato nose, rum nose, rum-blossom, toper's nose
[rhino- + G. phyma, tumor, growth]
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potato noseA rare AD deformity characterized by a bulbous proboscis and developmental visual field defect. Cf 'WC Fields' nose.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
potato noseA popular term for the condition of RHINOPHYMA in which overgrowth of sebaceous tissue and blood vessels causes a bulbous deformity. A feature of some cases of ACNE ROSACEA.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005