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sebum

 [se´bum]
the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands, whose ducts open into the hair follicles. It is composed of fat and epithelial debris from the cells of the malpighian layer, and it lubricates the skin.

se·bum

(sē'bŭm),
The secretion of the sebaceous glands.
[L. tallow]

sebum

/se·bum/ (se´bum) the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands, composed of fat and epithelial debris.

sebum

(sē′bəm)
n.
The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, keratin, and cellular material.

sebum

[sē′bəm]
Etymology: L, grease
the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands of the skin, composed of keratin, fat, and cellular debris. Combined with sweat, sebum forms a moist oily acidic film that is mildly antibacterial and antifungal and protects the skin against drying. sebaceous, adj.

se·bum

(sē'bŭm)
The secretion of the sebaceous glands.
[L. tallow]

sebum

The secretion of the SEBACEOUS GLANDS. Sebum is chemically complex and consists mainly of triacyl glycerols, wax esters and squalene. Blackheads (comedones) are plugs of sebum, the darkened tips being due to oxidation.

sebum

see SEBACEOUS GLAND.

Sebum

An oily skin moisturizer produced by sebaceous glands.
Mentioned in: Acne

sebum

oily secretion from sebaceous glands

sebum (sēˑ·bm),

n substance with an oily consistency produced by the sebaceous glands. It lubricates hair, is an antifungal/antibacterial, and imparts waterproofing properties to the skin.

sebum

the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands, whose ducts open into the hair follicles. It is composed of fat and epithelial debris from the cells of the malpighian layer, and it lubricates the skin. It is also secreted by the tarsal glands of the eyelids.
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Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse, morning and evening to avoid blocked pores and remove excess sebum.
The increased production of sebum makes the openings of the sebaceous glands narrower, which prevents the sebum from getting out.
Her team assessed sebum secretion, took examples of corneocytes, mapped skin surface contours, evaluated ridges and furrows in the skin, took microscopic pictures and assessed follicular plugs, Dr Kikuchi said.
Cyst walls are made up of epithelium-lined connective tissue, skin appendages, keratin, sebum, and hair.
Sebaceous glands make an oily substance called sebum (SEE-bum).
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