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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

se·bum

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

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

(sē'bŭm)
The secretion of the sebaceous glands.
[L. tallow]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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sebum

see SEBACEOUS GLAND.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Sebum

An oily skin moisturizer produced by sebaceous glands.
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