oil gland

noun

Definition of oil gland

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

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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 The scalp is incredibly rich in blood supply, nerve endings, and oil glands. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Why Exactly Does My Hair Hurt?," 7 Mar. 2019 Cysts are most likely to affect your chin and jawline since this area has a large number of oil glands — which means a higher probability of breakouts and clogged pores. Marissa Desantis, Teen Vogue, "Cystic Acne: What Is It, And How To Get Rid of It," 17 July 2018 But, technically, a chalazion occurs when the oil glands become blocked rather than infected. Korin Miller, SELF, "Sam Smith Reveals He Had Surgery to Remove a Stye," 15 Jan. 2019 Cysts are most likely to affect your chin and jawline since this area has a large number of oil glands — which means a higher probability of breakouts and clogged pores. Marissa Desantis, Teen Vogue, "Cystic Acne: What Is It, And How To Get Rid of It," 17 July 2018 Cysts are most likely to affect your chin and jawline since this area has a large number of oil glands — which means a higher probability of breakouts and clogged pores. Marissa Desantis, Teen Vogue, "Cystic Acne: What Is It, And How To Get Rid of It," 17 July 2018

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circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

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oil gland

noun

Medical Definition of oil gland

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

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