seborrhea

noun
seb·​or·​rhea | \ ˌse-bə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce seborrhea (audio) \

Definition of seborrhea

: abnormally increased secretion and discharge of sebum

Other Words from seborrhea

seborrheic \ ˌse-​bə-​ˈrē-​ik How to pronounce seborrhea (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of seborrhea

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seborrhea

New Latin, from Latin sebum + New Latin -rrhea

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“Seborrhea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seborrhea. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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seborrhea

noun
seb·​or·​rhea
variants: or British seborrhoea \ ˌseb-​ə-​ˈrē-​ə How to pronounce seborrhea (audio) \

Medical Definition of seborrhea

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

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