oil gland


Definition of oil gland

: a gland (as of the skin) that produces an oily secretion: such as
a : a sebaceous gland

Examples of oil gland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dog’s skin absorbs the chemicals, which are then slowly released by the dog’s oil glands, coating the dog’s fur. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Nine Ways to Protect Your Dog from Ticks and Fleas," 3 Mar. 2020 These are impregnated with chemicals that are absorbed by the dog’s skin and are emitted by the dog’s oil glands. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Ways to Protect Your Dog from Ticks and Fleas," 18 Feb. 2020 The prominent oil glands on the leaves contain enzymes that also intensify overall tomato flavor. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: Colombian exchange — the tomato," 11 Dec. 2019 Beyond its antibacterial properties, the gel has salicylic acid, an exfoliant that unclogs pores and acts as an anti-inflammatory on acne-producing oil glands. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel, According to Dermatologists," 8 July 2019 Just like oil glands on your face and the rest of your body, your Montgomery glands can get plugged and cause zits to form. Korin Miller, SELF, "Are Nipple Bumps Normal or Something to Worry About?," 20 Aug. 2019 Herbivore Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil combines the skin-calming adaptogen with CBD to thwart overactive oil glands and help prevent blemishes from forming. Meirav Devash, Marie Claire, "6 of the Best CBD Skincare Products You Can Buy at Sephora," 24 May 2019 Gray hair can seem coarser because the oil glands in the scalp produce less sebum, which will result in drier and tougher, textured hair, says Dhiran Mistry of David Mallett Hair. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "How to Properly Take Care of Graying Hair," 4 June 2019 According to the Mayo Clinic, even a minor staph infection can lead to boils (unpleasant pockets of pus that pop up on hair follicles or oil glands) or painful rashes that can manifest as weepy blisters or red, painful swelling. Korin Miller, SELF, "Um, Do You Actually Need to Wash Your Feet?," 14 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of oil gland

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Oil gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20gland. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of oil gland

: a gland (as of the skin) that produces an oily secretion specifically : sebaceous gland

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