from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, keratin, and cellular material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thick oily substance, secreted by the sebaceous glands of the skin, that consists of fat, keratin and cellular debris.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The secretion of the sebaceous glands. Also sebum cutaneum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands; with perspiration it moistens and protects the skin
Latin sēbum, tallow.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sebum. (Wiktionary)