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Definition of "sebaceous" [se•ba•ceous]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sebaceous" in a sentence
  • "(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."
  • "The pores in your skin contain oil producing glands called sebaceous glands that release oil called sebum."
  • "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."