Definition of whitehead in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪthɛd


  • 1 informal A pale or white-topped pustule on the skin.
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    • These pimples vary according to the severity of the acne and range from whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, nodules to cysts.
    • Acne is the blanket term used for skin irritations, including blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and the deeper cysts that may form on your shoulders, neck, face or other areas.
    • The bumps can be blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or cysts.
  • 2A small New Zealand songbird with a white head and underparts, found only on the North Island.
    • Mohoua albicilla, family Pachycephalidae (or Acanthizidae)
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    • Inconspicuous little communal insect eaters, aptly named whiteheads, were reintroduced next, in 1989.
    • Formerly widespread in the North Island, the Whitehead has suffered a marked decline in the past two centuries since European colonisation and today is restricted to a fraction of its former range.

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