sebaceous

[si-bey-shuhs]
adjective Physiology.
1.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling tallow or fat; fatty; greasy.
2.
secreting a fatty substance.

Origin:
1720–30; < Neo-Latin sēbāceus. See sebum, -aceous

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sebaceous (sɪˈbeɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  of or resembling sebum, fat, or tallow; fatty
2.  secreting fat or a greasy lubricating substance
 
[C18: from Late Latin sēbāceus, from sebum]

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sebaceous
1728, from L. sebaceus, from sebum "tallow, grease," probably related to sapo "soap" (see soap).
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sebaceous se·ba·ceous (sĭ-bā'shəs)
adj.

  1. Of, resembling, or characterized by fat or sebum; fatty.

  2. Secreting or producing fat or sebum.

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The other ensconces itself in the micro-habitat of the sebaceous gland, less than a millimeter away.
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