Tending to promote the formation of comedones. [comedo + G. genesis, production]

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com·e·do·gen·ic .käm-əd-ə-'jen-ik adj tending to clog pores esp. by the formation of blackheads <a \comedogenic cosmetic>

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com·e·do·gen·ic (kom″ə-do-jenґik) producing comedones.

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