sebaceous

[s_ɛ_b_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_s], [sɛbˈe͡ɪʃəs], [sɛbˈe‍ɪʃəs]

Definitions of sebaceous:

  1.   Pertaining to or like fat; consisting of, or secreting, fat. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2.   Made of tallow; fatty; containing or secreting fatty matter; pert. to fat. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Containing or secreting fatty matter ; glands. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  4.   Pertaining to or secreting fat; oily. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for sebaceous:

  1. The follicle is dilated at the bottom to correspond to the root bulb, and the ducts of one or more sebaceous glands open into it. ” – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  2. “ I guess it must be a contraction of the epidermis pressing on some of the sebaceous glands, don't you? ” – Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy by Stephen Leacock
  3. All the endocrines which affect the hair growth also act upon the sebaceous glands which oil the skin. ” – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  4. We must suppose that in the beginning the sucking stimulus caused both growth and secretion, for at first there was nothing but sebaceous or sweat glands, and although a mutation might be supposed to have produced larger glands, no mutation could explain the influence of hormones on the growth and function of such glands. ” – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  5. He was himself in sebaceous italics. ” – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  6. This is a condition characterized by an excessive secretion of sebaceous matter, forming upon the skin in small crusts or scales. ” – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  7. The condition is met with in elderly men, and the masses appear to be chiefly composed of sebaceous adenomas. ” – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  8. The hairs also furnish protection against wet, as they are always more or less oily from the secretion of sebaceous glands, and thus shed water. ” – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  9. The sheath has a very small external opening, the mucous membrane of which is studded with sebaceous glands secreting a thick, unctuous matter of a strong, heavy odor. ” – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  10. Probably because the years had done their sebaceous worst with him. ” – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst

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