sebaceous gland

noun

: any of the small saclike glands of the skin that are located in the dermis, typically open into an associated hair follicle, and contain cells that produce and secrete sebum

called also oil gland

see meibomian gland, sebocyte

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“Sebaceous gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sebaceous%20gland. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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