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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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Examples from the Web for sebaceous gland

Historical Examples

  • A boil is an inflammatory formation having its starting point in a sebaceous-gland, sweat-gland, or hair-follicle.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon


sebaceous gland 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 gland 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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