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sebaceous glands

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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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Cultural definitions for sebaceous glands

sebaceous glands
[ (si-bay-shuhs) ]

Glands located in the skin that secrete an oily substance, sebum. Sebum lubricates the skin and hair.

notes for sebaceous glands

Clogged sebaceous glands can result in pimples.
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