seborrhea

seborrhea

[seb-uh-ree-uh]
noun Pathology.
an excessive and abnormal discharge from the sebaceous glands.
Also, seborrhoea.


Origin:
1875–80; seb(um) + -o- + -rrhea

seborrheal, seborrheic, adjective
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seborrhoea or seborrhea (ˌsɛbəˈrɪə)
 
n
any disease of the skin characterized by excessive secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands and its accumulation on the skin surface
 
seborrhea or seborrhea
 
n
 
sebor'rhoeal or seborrhea
 
adj
 
sebor'rhoeic or seborrhea
 
adj
 
sebor'rheal or seborrhea
 
adj
 
sebor'rheic or seborrhea
 
adj

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seborrhea
1876, coined in Mod.L. as a hybrid, from sebo-, used as comb. form of L. sebum "tallow, suet, grease" (see sebaceous) + Gk. hroia "flow, flux."
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seborrhea seb·or·rhe·a or seb·or·rhoe·a (sěb'ə-rē'ə)
n.
Overactivity of the sebaceous glands characterized by excessive secretion of sebum or an alteration in its quality, resulting in an oily coating, crusts, or scales on the skin.

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