any of the cutaneous glands that secrete oily matter for lubricating hair and skin.
Origin of sebaceous gland
First recorded in 1720–30
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British Dictionary definitions for sebaceous glands
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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Medicine definitions for sebaceous glands
Any of the numerous holocrine glands in the dermis that empty into a hair follicle and produce and secrete sebum.sebaceous follicle
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Science definitions for sebaceous glands
[ 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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Culture definitions for sebaceous glands
[ (si-bay-shuhs) ]
Clogged sebaceous glands can result in pimples.
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