Definitions for "Rhinophyma"
Keywords:  rosacea, feye, bulbous, muh, comedian
abnormal growth of the soft tissue of nose, caused by sebaceous gland hypertrophy and hyperplasia (increased growth and number of sebaceous glands).
This is the condition that gave the late comedian W.C. Fields his trademark nose. Rhinophyma usually occurs in men and happens in advanced stage rosacea, when the oil glands on the nose become enlarged and the nose becomes bumpy, red and enlarged.
(rye-no-feye-muh) - Nasal bumps. When rosacea is not treated, some people bumps on the nose. As more bumps appear, the nose looks swollen. This condition is called rhinophyma.