Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling fat or sebum; fatty.
  • adjective Secreting fat or sebum.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to tallow or fat; made of, containing, or secreting fatty matter; fatty.
  • In botany, having the appearance of tallow, grease, or fat: as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants.
  • In anatomy and zoology:
  • Fatty; oily; greasy; unctuous: as, sebaceous substances: specifically noting the secretion of the sebaceous follicles.
  • Secreting, containing, or conveying sebaceous matter: as, a sebaceous follicle, gland, or duct.
  • Same as pearl-tumor, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol.) Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat.
  • adjective (Med.) a cyst formed by distention of a sebaceous gland, due to obstruction of its excretory duct.
  • adjective (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or relating to fat, sebum
  • adjective oozing fat

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin sēbum, tallow + –aceous.]

Examples

  • (These oil glands - scientifically termed sebaceous glands - are associated with the hair vesicles of the skin.) And as the cells within these oil glands increase in number at such a rapid pace, they cause the glands 'outlets to be obstructed.

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  • The pores in your skin contain oil producing glands called sebaceous glands that release oil called sebum.

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  • The hair canals are connected to a gland that produces an oily substance referred as sebum and the gland that produces sebum is called sebaceous gland.

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  • Hair Premature graying, baldness, dandruff, seborrhea (excessive secretion oily material by glands of skin called sebaceous glands.

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  • These live on dead skin cells and sebaceous matter, a fatty substance which is excreted through small glands in the skin.

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  • The bacteria, the skin cells, and the sebaceous matter together form a stinking mass called smegma.

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  • Drake stood back in and eyed the pitcher, a heavyset kid with a face oozing sebaceous oils that only a blind mother could love.

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  • These live on dead skin cells and sebaceous matter, a fatty substance which is excreted through small glands in the skin.

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  • The bacteria, the skin cells, and the sebaceous matter together form a stinking mass called smegma.

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  • These live on dead skin cells and sebaceous matter, a fatty substance which is excreted through small glands in the skin.

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