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seborrhea

[seb-uh-ree-uh] /ˌsɛb əˈri ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
an excessive and abnormal discharge from the sebaceous glands.
Also, seborrhoea.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; seb(um) + -o- + -rrhea
Related forms
seborrheal, seborrheic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for seborrheal
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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seborrheal in Medicine

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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