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T-zone

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Definition of T-zone in English:

noun

The central part of a person’s face, including the forehead, nose, and chin, especially as having oilier skin than the rest of the face: there’s a strong possibility of a shiny T-zone on a warm day
More example sentences
  • Women with combination skin develop the tell-tale shiny T-zone along the forehead, nose and chin - where the sebaceous glands are more numerous.
  • Skin that is oily in the T-zone (the forehead, chin and the area surrounding the nose), signals a combination skin of normal to oily, the most common skin type.
  • Before doing anything else, she dabs Halle's T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) with loose powder, using a large powder puff to pick up excess moisture.

Origin

T designating the shape of the area defined.

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