sebaceous

[si-bey-shuh s]
adjective Physiology.
  1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling tallow or fat; fatty; greasy.
  2. secreting a fatty substance.

Origin of sebaceous

From the New Latin word sēbāceus, dating back to 1720–30. See sebum, -aceous
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sebaceous

adjective
  1. of or resembling sebum, fat, or tallow; fatty
  2. secreting fat or a greasy lubricating substance

Word Origin for sebaceous

C18: from Late Latin sēbāceus, from sebum
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Word Origin and History for sebaceous
adj.

1728, "secreting sebum," from Latin sebaceus "of tallow," from sebum "tallow, grease" (see sebum). Meaning "oily, greasy, fatty" is from 1783.

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sebaceous in Medicine

sebaceous

[sĭ-bāshəs]
adj.
  1. Of, resembling, or characterized by fat or sebum; fatty.
  2. Secreting or producing fat or sebum.
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