Definition of sebaceous in English:

sebaceous

Line breaks: se|ba¦ceous
Pronunciation: /sɪˈbeɪʃəs
 
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adjective

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  • 1Relating to oil or fat.
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    • The mass was excised and was characterized histologically as another proliferative cystic sebaceous tumor.
    • Their sebaceous differentiation is confirmed by epithelial membrane antigen expression.
    • They are made up predominantly of ectodermal components (hair, calcifications, sebaceous material) and have a large cystic component.
  • 1.1Relating to a sebaceous gland or its secretion.
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    • Cutaneous glands include the sebaceous, sweat, lacrimal, and mammary glands.
    • Sebaceous glands develop at puberty in response to androgen stimulation and are attached to the follicle canal by sebaceous ducts.
    • Doxycycline is a tetracycline derivative that exhibits excellent penetration into follicles and sebaceous glands.

Origin

early 18th century: from Latin sebaceus (from sebum 'tallow') + -ous.

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