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

Definition of sebaceous in English:


1Relating to oil or fat.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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