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sebaceous

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adjective se·ba·ceous \si-ˈbā-shəs\

Simple Definition of sebaceous

  • biology : producing an oily substance in the body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sebaceous

  1. 1 :  secreting sebum <sebaceous glands>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being fatty material :  fatty <a sebaceous exudate>

Origin of sebaceous

Latin sebaceus made of tallow, from sebum tallow


First Known Use: 1728


Medical Dictionary

sebaceous

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adjective se·ba·ceous \si-ˈbā-shəs\

Medical Definition of sebaceous

  1. 1:  secreting sebum

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or being fatty material <a sebaceous exudate>




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