sebum

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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

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

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.
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