Sebaceous cyst
Sebaceous Se*ba"ceous, a. [NL. sebaceus, from L. sebum tallow, grease.] (Physiol.) Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals. [1913 Webster]

{Sebaceous cyst} (Med.), a cyst formed by distention of a sebaceous gland, due to obstruction of its excretory duct.

{Sebaceous glands} (Anat.), small subcutaneous glands, usually connected with hair follicles. They secrete an oily semifluid matter, composed in great part of fat, which softens and lubricates the hair and skin. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sebaceous cyst — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 29388 ICD10 = ICD10|L|72|1|l|60 ICD9 = ICD9|706.2 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 000842 eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D004814A sebaceous cyst (a form of trichilemmal cyst) is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Sebaceous cyst — A sebaceous cyst is a rounded swollen area of the skin formed by an abnormal sac of retained excretion (sebum) from the sebaceous follicles. * * * sebaceous cyst n a cyst filled with sebaceous matter and formed by distension of a sebaceous gland… …   Medical dictionary

  • sebaceous cyst — noun a common cyst of the skin; filled with fatty matter (sebum) that is secreted by a sebaceous gland that has been blocked • Syn: ↑pilar cyst, ↑wen, ↑steatocystoma • Hypernyms: ↑cyst • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sebaceous cyst — 1) (wen) a pale or flesh coloured dome shaped cyst that commonly occurs in adults, especially on the face, neck, or trunk. It is firm, with a central dot, and contains keratin, not sebum; such cysts are therefore more correctly referred to as… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sebaceous cyst — noun a swelling in the skin arising in a sebaceous gland, typically filled with yellowish sebum …   English new terms dictionary

  • sebaceous cyst — /səbeɪʃəs ˈsɪst/ (say suhbayshuhs sist) noun a cyst forming below the surface of the skin and filled with sebum …   Australian English dictionary

  • Киста Сальной Железы (Sebaceous Cyst) — 1. (ЖИРОВИК (wen)) бесцветная или красноватая куполообразная киста, обычно развивающаяся у взрослых людей (преимущественно на лице, шее или туловище). Она имеет плотную консистенцию, характерное пятно в центре, и содержит кератин, а не секрет… …   Медицинские термины

  • Sebaceous — Se*ba ceous, a. [NL. sebaceus, from L. sebum tallow, grease.] (Physiol.) Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sebaceous glands — Sebaceous Se*ba ceous, a. [NL. sebaceus, from L. sebum tallow, grease.] (Physiol.) Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cyst — A closed sac or capsule, usually filled with fluid or semisolid material. * * * 1. A bladder. 2. An abnormal sac containing gas, fluid, or a semisolid material, with a membranous lining. SEE ALSO: pseudocyst. [G. kystis, bladder] adventitious c.… …   Medical dictionary

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