Friday, 1 June 2012

Entry: cloracne (n.)

In context: "It's Québecers with cloracne and tremors and olfactory hallucinations and infants born with just one eye in the middle of their foreheads."

Definition: Presumably from chloracne (n.):

Chloracne is an acne-like eruption of blackheads, cysts, and pustules associated with over-exposure to certain halogenated aromatic compounds, such as chlorinated dioxins and dibenzofurans. The lesions are most frequently found on the cheeks, behind the ears, in the armpits and groin region.

(Wikipedia)


Other: The rest of the details hardly get more cheery.

SNOOT score: 1
 
Page: 1017

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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