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seborrhea

or seb·or·rhoe·a

[ seb-uh-ree-uh ]
/ ˌsɛb əˈri ə /
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noun Pathology.
an excessive and abnormal discharge from the sebaceous glands.
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Origin of seborrhea

First recorded in 1875–80; seb(um) + -o- + -rrhea

OTHER WORDS FROM seborrhea

seb·or·rhe·al, seb·or·rhe·ic, adjective
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Medical definitions for seborrhea

seborrhea

n.
Overactivity of the sebaceous glands characterized by excessive secretion of sebum or an alteration in its quality, resulting in an oily coating, crusts, or scales on the skin.
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