from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various glands in the dermis of the skin that open into a hair follicle and produce and secrete sebum.
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- noun anatomy A gland of the skin which secretes an oily substance,
sebum, usually into a hair follicle near the surface of the skin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
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