Definition of seborrhoea in English:


Line breaks: seb¦or|rhoea
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛbəˈriːə
(US seborrhea)


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Excessive discharge of sebum from the sebaceous glands.
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    • Symptoms associated with riboflavin deficiency include, glossitis, seborrhea, angular stomatitis, cheilosis and photophobia.
    • When applied externally, stevia poultices and extracts have a therapeutic effect on acne, seborrhoea, dermatitis and eczema.
    • Outdoor recreation, especially during summer, will also improve seborrhea, although caution should be taken to avoid sun damage.



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  • Common benign lesions that mimic melanoma include seborrheic keratoses, benign acquired nevi and solar lentigenes.
  • Individuals with rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp and face are especially vulnerable to this posterior form.
  • I have been suffering with an intractable combination of seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.


late 19th century: from sebum + -rrhoea.

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