sebaceous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sebaceous containing an unusual amount of grease or oil "greasy hamburgers","oily fried potatoes","oleaginous seeds"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sebaceous (Physiol) Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sebaceous Pertaining to tallow or fat; made of, containing, or secreting fatty matter; fatty.
    • sebaceous In botany, having the appearance of tallow, grease, or fat: as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants.
    • sebaceous In anatomy and zoology:
    • sebaceous Fatty; oily; greasy; unctuous: as, sebaceous substances: specifically noting the secretion of the sebaceous follicles.
    • sebaceous Secreting, containing, or conveying sebaceous matter: as, a sebaceous follicle, gland, or duct.
    • sebaceous Same as pearl-tumor, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sebaceous sē-bā′shus pertaining to or secreting fat or fatty matter:
    • adj Sebaceous sē-bā′shus (bot.) like tallow or wax, as the secretions of certain plants
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. sebaceus, from L. sebum, tallow, grease
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. sebaceussebum, tallow.

Usage

In literature:

A large mass of sebaceous material is also found in these cysts.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Then a sebaceous young clergyman.
"In Defense of Women" by H. L. Mencken
These recesses are lined with skin, which is furnished with hairs, sebaceous and sweat glands.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The sebaceous substance undergoes a change, becoming granular and somewhat hardened.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Sebific: oily; sebaceous; somewhat sticky.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The circumciser then examines the prepuce, the glans, and removes any sebaceous collection.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
A normal sebaceous gland in connection with a lanugo hair.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Sebaceous: Translucent, yellowish or greyish-white.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The condition is met with in elderly men, and the masses appear to be chiefly composed of sebaceous adenomas.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
It consists of six layers, and contains arteries, capillaries, lymphatics, nerves, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, pigment, etc.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
It then forms a pocket in which sebaceous matter, semen, urine, etc., accumulate and decompose.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Sores on the penis of the bull may result from gravel or sebaceous masses in the sheath or from having served a cow having leucorrhea.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sebacic Sebacic acid Ditto.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
They take the sebaceous or unctuous secretion from the coat.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
There, also, remain the scales of the worn-out cuticle, and the excess of sebaceous matter.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
The eggs are then deposited, the majority in a single mass covered by a slimy secretion from the sebaceous glands.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
It is also obtained when sebacic, stearic and oleic acids are oxidized with nitric acid.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
Simple sweat and sebaceous glands are abundant in mammals, with but a few exceptions.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
His face was a sebaceous trickle of long features, and on his hands there was a murky deposit that looked like scales.
"Tales of Mean Streets" by Arthur Morrison
The skin is very red, and covered with down and a considerable quantity of sebaceous matter.
"Private Sex Advice to Women" by R. B. Armitage
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In news:

We present the case of a parotid gland hamartoma with oncocytic and sebaceous metaplasia arising as a 3-cm mass in a 70-year-old man.
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