sebaceous gland



any of the cutaneous glands that secrete oily matter for lubricating hair and skin.

Origin of sebaceous gland

First recorded in 1720–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sebaceous gland

Historical Examples of sebaceous gland

  • 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


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


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