Sebiferous
Sebiferous Se*bif"er*ous, a. [L. sebum tallow + -ferous.] 1. (Bot.) Producing vegetable tallow. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol.) Producing fat; sebaceous; as, the sebiferous, or sebaceous, glands. [1913 Webster]


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  • sebiferous — [səbip′ər əssə bif′ər əs] adj. 〚< L sebum, tallow (see SOAP) + FEROUS〛 Biol. secreting a fatty or waxlike substance; sebaceous: also sebiparous [səbip′ər əs] …   Universalium

  • sebiferous — [səbip′ər əssə bif′ər əs] adj. [< L sebum, tallow (see SOAP) + FEROUS] Biol. secreting a fatty or waxlike substance; sebaceous: also sebiparous [səbip′ər əs] …   English World dictionary

  • sebiferous — Producing sebaceous matter. SYN: sebiagogic, sebiparous. [sebi + L. fero, to bear] …   Medical dictionary

  • sebiferous — bearing fatty matter Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • sebiferous — /səˈbɪfərəs/ (say suh bifuhruhs) adjective (of certain plants) producing vegetable wax or tallow. {sebi (combining form representing Latin sēbum tallow, grease) + ferous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sebiferous — sebifˈerous /si / adjective Bearing fatty matter • • • Main Entry: ↑sebum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sebiparous — Se*bip a*rous, a. [L. sebum tallow + parere to bring forth.] (Physiol.) Same as {Sebiferous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil gland — An oil gland is a sebaceous (or sebiferous) gland that secretes sebaceous matter. Oil glands are part of the body s integumentary system and serve to protect the body against germs. They are mainly situated in the corium or true skin. True oil… …   Wikipedia

  • sebi- — or sebo pref. Fat; sebum: sebiferous.   [From Latin sēbum, tallow.] * * * …   Universalium

  • sebiagogic — SYN: sebiferous. [sebi + G. agogos, leading] …   Medical dictionary

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