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. [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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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