As title says: Is there difference between acne and pimples?

As far as I know "acne" is skin condition, meaning that there are number of various "pimple" types on and under the skin.

  • I did not downvote... but I suspect ppl will close this because you could just use a dictionary or encyclopedia for this. – d'alar'cop Feb 23 '14 at 9:11
  • Of course I looked up in dictionary, but if you do a quick search on Internet, you will realize that there are a lot of confusion :) – RhymeGuy Feb 23 '14 at 9:18
  • Ok buddy; apparently you are right. Is this useful at all? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comedo – d'alar'cop Feb 23 '14 at 9:26
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    Why not try & ask the question on biology? – None Feb 23 '14 at 12:47
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because best asked in Biology. – lbf Apr 27 '18 at 0:34

"acne" is the medical term and a modern word formation from Latin/Greek. In colloquial language people don't use Latin/Greek medical terms, they just say "pimples". It's exactly the same.


"Acne" is the medical condition. "Pimple" is a specific instance of an inflamed spot on the skin.

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