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sebaceous gland

noun
1.
any of the cutaneous glands that secrete oily matter for lubricating hair and skin.
Origin of sebaceous gland
1720-1730
1720-30
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sebaceous glands

plural noun
1.
the small glands in the skin that secrete sebum into hair follicles and onto most of the body surface except the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands
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sebaceous glands in Medicine

sebaceous gland n.
Any of the numerous holocrine glands in the dermis that empty into a hair follicle and produce and secrete sebum. Also called sebaceous follicle.

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sebaceous glands in Science
sebaceous gland
  (sĭ-bā'shəs)   
Any of the glands that are found in the skin of mammals and secrete sebum into the hair follicles.
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sebaceous glands in Culture
sebaceous glands [(si-bay-shuhs)]

Glands located in the skin that secrete an oily substance, sebum. Sebum lubricates the skin and hair.

Note: Clogged sebaceous glands can result in pimples.
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