sebaceous

adjective
se·​ba·​ceous | \si-ˈbā-shəs \

Definition of sebaceous 

1 : secreting sebum sebaceous glands

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

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Deeper peels penetrate the dermis, a deeper layer of the skin which contains sweat glands, nerve endings, hair follicles, sebaceous glands and blood vessels. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The clinical advantage of chemical peels," 16 May 2018 The neck has fewer sebaceous glands, which secrete oil. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Know About Moisturizing Your Neck," 31 Oct. 2017 Hormones: Androgen hormones overstimulate the sebaceous (oil) glands, which makes your body produce so much oil that it gets stuck in your pores and traps bacteria. Kristin Koch, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know To Get Rid of Cystic Acne for Good," 16 June 2015 In severe cases, doctors may prescribe Accutane, a strong oral medication that decreases the amount of oil that your sebaceous glands produce. Kristin Koch, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know To Get Rid of Cystic Acne for Good," 16 June 2015 Skin ailments ranging from overproductive sebaceous glands to flaking chapped skin can be soothed with balancing hydration. Courtney Brunson, Allure, "Water Is the Essence of Wetness and Also of These Innovative Moisturizers," 11 July 2017 Republican, Democrat, libertarian, socialist, white supremacist, or sebaceous cyst — everyone knows it. Garrison Keillor, The Mercury News, "Keillor: Republicans, the nation looks to you," 24 Jan. 2017 Republican, Democrat, libertarian, socialist, white supremacist, or sebaceous cyst — everyone knows it. Garrison Keillor, The Denver Post, "Republicans, the nation looks to you," 24 Jan. 2017 The process is regulated by a protein called Gata6⁺ made by sebaceous duct cells. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Skin regeneration, universal donor stem cells and new SMA treatment approach," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of sebaceous

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sebaceous

Latin sebaceus made of tallow, from sebum tallow

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sebaceous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sebaceous

biology : producing an oily substance in the body

sebaceous

adjective
se·​ba·​ceous | \si-ˈbā-shəs \

Medical Definition of sebaceous 

1 : secreting sebum

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

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