Definition of sebaceous cyst in English:

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sebaceous cyst

noun

A swelling in the skin arising in a sebaceous gland, typically filled with yellowish sebum. Also called wen1.
Example sentences
  • The initial diagnosis was a sebaceous cyst, and excision under local anaesthetic was planned, but the large size of the mass and the finding of bony fixation raised doubts.
  • As the lesions enlarge, they may resemble a cellulitis, pyogenic furuncle, or an infected sebaceous cyst.
  • This 69 year old woman was referred for excision of an infected sebaceous cyst on her neck.

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Syllabification: se·ba·ceous cyst

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