American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, keratin, and cellular material.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The secretion of the sebaceous glands. Also sebum cutaneum.
- n. physiology A thick oily substance, secreted by the sebaceous glands of the skin, that consists of fat, keratin and cellular debris.
- n. the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands; with perspiration it moistens and protects the skin
- From Latin sebum. (Wiktionary)
- Latin sēbum, tallow. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Besides sprouting up hairs that sense things, your skin lubricates itself with oils we call sebum produced by sebaceous glands and also absorbs certain medications and hormones.”
“The condition is caused by excess secretion of a natural oil called sebum, which is produced by the sebaceous glands.”
“They throw off a secretion known as sebum, which is made up principally of dead cells that have undergone fatty degeneration and of other debris.”
“Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which is in charge of keeping the skin and hair moisturized.”
“Your skin is lined with sebaceous glands that secrete an oily substance called sebum, which serves to keep your skin waterproof and resistant to infection by undesirable microorganisms.”
“The major lipid-soluble antioxidant in your skin hitches a ride to the stratum corneum, the dead upper layer of skin, with your natural oils, called sebum.”
“They secrete a natural oil called sebum through the hair follicles onto your skin's surface.”
“You may notice a clearish, white to yellow liquid being secreted from the piercing called sebum - this may sound gross, but if you do have this discharge, smell it.”
“Sebaceous glands are responsible for producing sebum, which is responsible for keeping the skin and hair moisturized.”
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