Sebum meaning

sēbəm
The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, keratin, and cellular material.
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The semiliquid, greasy secretion of the sebaceous glands.
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The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, keratin, and cellular material.
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The fatty substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of mammals that protects and lubricates the skin and hair.
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(physiology) A thick oily substance, secreted by the sebaceous glands of the skin, that consists of fat, keratin and cellular debris.
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Origin of sebum

  • Latin sēbum tallow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sebum.

    From Wiktionary