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Meaning of SEBACEOUS

Pronunciation:  si'beyshus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"

SEBACEOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: fat, fatty, greasy, oily, oleaginous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Se*ba"ceous\, a. [NL. sebaceus, from L. sebum tallow,
grease.] (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.

{Sebaceous cyst} (Med.), a cyst formed by distention of a
   sebaceous gland, due to obstruction of its excretory duct.

{Sebaceous glands} (Anat.), small subcutaneous glands,
   usually connected with hair follicles. They secrete an
   oily semifluid matter, composed in great part of fat,
   which softens and lubricates the hair and skin.