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Whitehead \White"head`\, n. (Zool.) (a) The blue-winged snow goose. (b) The surf scoter. [1913 Webster] Whitehead torpedo
Whitehead torpedo \White"head` tor*pe"do\, or Whitehead \White"head`\, n. A form of self-propelling torpedo. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Word Net

Whitehead

Noun

1 English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947) [syn: Alfred North Whitehead]
2 a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland [syn: milium]

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Etymology

Noun

  1. A pimple formed by a clogged sebaceous gland, usually with a milky-white cap.
    Ruth knew that the whiteheads of her teenage acne were a temporary state of affairs, but that did nothing to quell her distress when an eruption hit just before prom.
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