sebaceous gland

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sebaceous gland

n.
Any of various glands in the dermis of the skin that open into a hair follicle and produce and secrete sebum.

seba′ceous gland`


n.
any of the cutaneous glands that secrete oily matter for lubricating hair and skin.
[1720–30]

se·ba·ceous gland

(sĭ-bā′shəs)
Any of the glands in the skin that secrete an oily material (called sebum) into the hair follicles.

sebaceous gland

An exocrine gland in the skin that produces sebum (an oily secretion).
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Noun1.sebaceous gland - a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skinsebaceous gland - a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
oil gland - a gland that secretes oil
Meibomian gland, tarsal gland - a long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelids; "bacterial infection of a Meibomian gland produces a stye"
Montgomery's tubercle - one of the sebaceous glands on the areolae of the breast that lubricate the breast during breast-feeding
integumentary system - the skin and its appendages
hair follicle - a small tubular cavity containing the root of a hair; small muscles and sebaceous glands are associated with them
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