- an excessive and abnormal discharge from the sebaceous glands.
Origin of seborrhea
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It is of common occurrence in infancy, being attributed by some specialists to dentition, but by others to seborrhoea.
esp US seborrhea
- any disease of the skin characterized by excessive secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands and its accumulation on the skin surface
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Word Origin and History for seborrhoea
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- 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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