sebaceous gland

sebaceous gland

noun
any of the cutaneous glands that secrete oily matter for lubricating hair and skin.

Origin:
1720–30

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sebaceous gland n.
Any of the numerous holocrine glands in the dermis that empty into a hair follicle and produce and secrete sebum. Also called sebaceous follicle.

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sebaceous gland   (sĭ-bā'shəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of the glands that are found in the skin of mammals and secrete sebum into the hair follicles.
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