Sebaceous

[s_ɛ_b_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_s], [sɛbˈe͡ɪʃəs], [sɛbˈe‍ɪʃəs]

Definitions of sebaceous:

  1.   Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals.
  2.   Pertaining to or secreting fat; oily.
  3.   containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; " greasy hamburgers"; " oily fried potatoes"; " oleaginous seeds"
  4.   Pertaining to or producing sebum.
  5.   Pertaining to or like fat; consisting of, or secreting, fat.
  6.   Made of tallow; fatty; containing or secreting fatty matter; pert. to fat.
  7.   Relating to sebum; oily, fatty.
  8.   Containing or secreting fatty matter ; glands.

Antonyms for sebaceous:

fatless, nonfat, fat-free.


Usage examples for sebaceous:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Sebaceous cysts appear not unlike the former. ” – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  4. 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
  5. Probably because the years had done their sebaceous worst with him. ” – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  6. He was himself in sebaceous italics. ” – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  7. Another outgrowth from the follicle forms a sebaceous gland. ” – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  8. They are filled with sebaceous matter which, as it is secreted, is detached into the sacs. ” – 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. 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.
  11. “ A, root of hair; B, bulb of the hair; C, internal root sheath; D, external root sheath; E, external membrane of follicle; F, muscular fibers attached to the follicle; H, compound sebaceous gland with its duct; K, L, simple sebaceous gland; M, opening of the hair- follicle. ” – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  12. “ 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
  13. 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
  14. 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

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