sebaceous gland


noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for sebaceous gland

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

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Medical definitions for sebaceous gland

sebaceous gland

n.

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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Scientific definitions for sebaceous gland

sebaceous gland
[ sĭ-bāshəs ]

Any of the glands that are found in the skin of mammals and secrete sebum into the hair follicles.
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