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Definition of "seborrhea" []

  • A disease of the sebaceous glands characterized by excessive secretion of sebum or an alteration in its quality, resulting in an oily coating, crusts, or scales on the skin. (noun)

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 "seborrhea" in a sentence
  • "Allergies or itchiness, seborrhea (dryness), parasitism (fleas and ticks), alopecia (hair loss)?"
  • "Appropriately, seborrhea by itself is a condition whereby the skin produces to much oiliness."
  • "I was dependant on steroid creams for my arms and hairline for patches of seborrhea, but I no longer have flare-ups."