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sebaceous

[si-bey-shuh s] /sɪˈbeɪ ʃəs/
adjective, Physiology
1.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling tallow or fat; fatty; greasy.
2.
secreting a fatty substance.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Neo-Latin sēbāceus. See sebum, -aceous
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  • The other ensconces itself in the micro-habitat of the sebaceous gland, less than a millimeter away.
British Dictionary definitions for sebaceous

sebaceous

/sɪˈbeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of or resembling sebum, fat, or tallow; fatty
2.
secreting fat or a greasy lubricating substance
Word Origin
C18: from Late Latin sēbāceus, from sebum
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Word Origin and History for sebaceous
adj.

1728, "secreting sebum," from Latin sebaceus "of tallow," from sebum "tallow, grease" (see sebum). Meaning "oily, greasy, fatty" is from 1783.

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sebaceous in Medicine

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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