seborrhea

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seb·or·rhe·a

 (sĕb′ə-rē′ə)
n.
A disease of the sebaceous glands characterized by excessive secretion of sebum or an alteration in its quality, resulting in an oily coating, crusts, or scales on the skin.

seb′or·rhe′ic adj.

seb•or•rhe•a

(ˌsɛb əˈri ə)

n.
abnormally heavy discharge from the sebaceous glands.
[1875–80]
seb`or•rhe′al, seb`or•rhe′ic, adj.

seborrhea

A condition involving excessive production of sebum by the oil glands. Combined with dermatitis (itchy, scaly rash), it is a common cause of dandruff (the shedding of dead skin from the scalp as white flakes). Cradle cap is a form of seborrhea common to babies.
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Noun1.seborrhea - a condition in which overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
Translations

seb·or·rhe·a

n. seborrea, trastorno de las glándulas sebáceas, caracterizado por una secreción excesiva de sebo.

seborrhea

n seborrea
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