Definition of Hammer nose
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 Hammer nose
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)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hammer Nose
Literary usage of Hammer nose
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Manual of surgery for students and practitioners by William Rose (1904)
"This condition is generally known as lipoma nasi, rhinophyma, or hammer-nose (Fig. 305). The Treatment of simple acne consists in correcting ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"HAMMER-NOSE, the portion of the hammer face opposite to the " heel." When a hand hammer is held up by the helve, and the flat disc of its " face " placed ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"... or hammer nose), though there is no increase in fatty tissue. Nasal acne occurs mainly in dyspeptics and tea drinkers, and the more advanced condition, ..."
4. Northumberland Words by Richard Oliver Heslop, Harry Haldane, Oliver Heslop (1894)
"HAMMER-NOSE, the portion of the hammer face opposite to the "heel." When a hand hammer is held up by the helve, and the flat disc of its " face " placed ..."
5. A Manual of surgery for students and physicians by Francis T. Stewart (1921)
"... lower end of the nose, producing a deformity which has been called hammer nose (Fig. 287). It may be treated by excision with subsequent skin grafting. ..."
6. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"The deformity in this case was not great and was the typical "hammer nose" quoted by the older writers. The results were good. Fig. I. MM. ..."