sebaceous

play
adjective se·ba·ceous \si-ˈbā-shəs\

Definition of sebaceous

  1. 1 :  secreting sebum sebaceous glands

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

Recent Examples of sebaceous from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sebaceous.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of sebaceous

Latin sebaceus made of tallow, from sebum tallow


SEBACEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

sebaceous

play
adjective

Definition of sebaceous for English Language Learners

  • biology : producing an oily substance in the body


Medical Dictionary

sebaceous

play
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


Learn More about sebaceous


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sebaceous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

conspicuously offensive

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!