[ si-bey-shuh s ]
/ sɪˈbeɪ ʃəs /

adjective Physiology.

pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling tallow or fat; fatty; greasy.
secreting a fatty substance.

Origin of sebaceous

From the New Latin word sēbāceus, dating back to 1720–30. See sebum, -aceous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sebaceous

/ (sɪˈbeɪʃəs) /


of or resembling sebum, fat, or tallow; fatty
secreting fat or a greasy lubricating substance

Word Origin for sebaceous

C18: from Late Latin sēbāceus, from sebum
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Medicine definitions for sebaceous

[ sĭ-bāshəs ]


Of, resembling, or characterized by fat or sebum; fatty.
Secreting or producing fat or sebum.
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