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sebaceous gland

any of the cutaneous glands that secrete oily matter for lubricating hair and skin.
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1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A boil is an inflammatory formation having its starting point in a sebaceous-gland, sweat-gland, or hair-follicle.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon
sebaceous-gland in Medicine

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
Any of the glands that are found in the skin of mammals and secrete sebum into the hair follicles.
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