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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How to use sebaceous glands in a sentence
The inflammation starts simultaneously from numerous points, from the hair-follicles, sweat-glands or sebaceous glands.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
In the monotremes the mammae are looked upon, not as modified sebaceous glands, as in other Mammals, but as altered sweat glands.
In the sebaceous glands and hair follicles they lie with their heads down (fig. 63).
Demodex folliculorum (fig. 62) is to be found very commonly in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands of man.
The eggs are then deposited, the majority in a single mass covered by a slimy secretion from the sebaceous glands.
Cultural definitions for sebaceous glands
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