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sebaceous gland

noun
  1. any of the cutaneous glands that secrete oily matter for lubricating hair and skin.
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Origin of sebaceous gland

First recorded in 1720–30
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British Dictionary definitions for sebaceous glands

sebaceous glands

pl n
  1. 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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sebaceous glands in Medicine

sebaceous gland

n.
  1. 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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sebaceous glands in Science

sebaceous gland

[sĭ-bāshəs]
  1. Any of the glands that are found in the skin of mammals and secrete sebum into the hair follicles.
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sebaceous glands in Culture

sebaceous glands

[(si-bay-shuhs)]

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

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Note

Clogged sebaceous glands can result in pimples.
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