pilosebaceous

adjective

pi·​lo·​se·​ba·​ceous ˌpī-lō-si-ˈbā-shəs How to pronounce pilosebaceous (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a unit of the skin made up of a hair shaft and follicle, a sebaceous gland, and often an arrector pili muscle
pilosebaceous follicles
Acne begins at puberty when newly formed androgen stimulates the small, dormant pilosebaceous units, which then enlarge and produce sebum.Scientific American Medicine

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“Pilosebaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pilosebaceous. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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