- an excessive and abnormal discharge from the sebaceous glands.
Origin of seborrhea
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Examples from the Web for seborrheic
The seborrheic variety spreads from the scalp to the folds of the skin.
Word Origin and History for seborrheic
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- Of, relating to, or affected by seborrhea.
- Overactivity of the sebaceous glands characterized by excessive secretion of sebum or an alteration in its quality, resulting in an oily coating, crusts, or scales on the skin.
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