seborrhea

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noun seb·or·rhea \ˌse-bə-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of seborrhea

  1. :  abnormally increased secretion and discharge of sebum

seborrheic

play \-ˈrē-ik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of seborrhea

New Latin, from Latin sebum + New Latin -rrhea


First Known Use: circa 1860


Medical Dictionary

seborrhea

noun seb·or·rhea
variants: or British

seborrhoea

\ˌseb-ə-ˈrē-ə\play

Medical Definition of seborrhea

  1. :  abnormally increased secretion and discharge of sebum producing an oily appearance of the skin and the formation of greasy scales


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