sebaceous

adjective
se·​ba·​ceous | \ si-ˈbā-shəs How to pronounce sebaceous (audio) \

Definition of sebaceous

1 : secreting sebum sebaceous glands
2 : of, relating to, or being fatty material : fatty a sebaceous exudate

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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. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know To Get Rid of Cystic Acne for Good," 7 Nov. 2017 The sebaceous glands are responsible for producing sebum, which is a cocktail of wax esters, triglycerides, and squalene, Dr. Stevenson says. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "What the Heck Is Squalane Oil and Why Is It Suddenly in All My Skin-Care Products?," 20 June 2019 Vernix is a sebaceous layer of cells that almost appear as a creamy white substance that covers a baby as it is delivered. Marci Robin, Allure, ""Newborn" Cream Claims to Give Adults Baby-Soft Skin With a Surprising Ingredient," 29 Oct. 2018 Turns out, your ears (and the area behind and around them) actually contain oil glands, which produce sebum — the oily stuff that causes clogged pores and sebaceous cysts. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Ear Pimples Are Real — Here's How to Get Rid of Them," 19 Sep. 2018 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. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know To Get Rid of Cystic Acne for Good," 7 Nov. 2017 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

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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 How to pronounce sebaceous (audio) \

Medical Definition of sebaceous

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

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