- pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling tallow or fat; fatty; greasy.
- secreting a fatty substance.
Origin of sebaceous
Examples from the Web for sebaceous
From furuncle, abscess, and sebaceous, fatty and fibroid tumors.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
This is merely the solidified secretion from the sebaceous gland.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
They take the sebaceous or unctuous secretion from the coat.The Dog
Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Sebaceous cysts or wens are described with diseases of the skin.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
In the sebaceous glands the first secretion is formed by a fatty modification of the whole of the central cells of the gland.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
- of or resembling sebum, fat, or tallow; fatty
- secreting fat or a greasy lubricating substance
Word Origin and History for sebaceous
1728, "secreting sebum," from Latin sebaceus "of tallow," from sebum "tallow, grease" (see sebum). Meaning "oily, greasy, fatty" is from 1783.
- Of, resembling, or characterized by fat or sebum; fatty.
- Secreting or producing fat or sebum.