Definition of Rhinophyma
1. Noun. Enlargement of the nose with dilation of follicles and redness and prominent vascularity of the skin; often associated with excessive consumption of alcohol.
Generic synonyms: Rhinopathy
Medical Definition of Rhinophyma
1. A manifestation of severe acne rosacea resulting in significant enlargement of the nose and occurring primarily in men. It is caused by hypertrophy of the sebaceous glands and surrounding connective tissue. The nose is reddened and marked with numerous telangiectasias. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Rhinophyma
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1920)
"Wende and Bentz also report a case of large rhinophyma. ... Figure 302 shows the large rhinophyma. The acne rosacea extended over the cheeks, chest, ..."
2. Handbook of Electricity in Medicine by Hyacinthe Guilleminot (1906)
"... of failure in a series of nine cases which he has treated. The same technique may be employed as in cases of lupus. 485. Hypertrophie Acne — rhinophyma. ..."
3. Principles of Surgery by Worcester Allen Bryan (1913)
"rhinophyma This condition may be defined as an elephantiasis of the nose affecting individuals, usually whisky drinkers, who have passed middle life. ..."
4. Radiotherapy in Skin Disease by Joseph Belot (1905)
"We had the opportunity of treating a ca.se of rhinophyma of two months' duration in consultation with Dr. ..."