sebaceous follicle


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Related to sebaceous follicle: Sebaceous glands, sebum
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Noun1.sebaceous follicle - a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skinsebaceous follicle - 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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corneocytes at the entrance of sebaceous follicle ducts believed to be a
acne is a disease of the sebaceous follicle, a gland below the skin surface that secretes an oily substance called sebum.
Acne scars are caused by the body's inflammatory response to sebum, bacteria and dead cells in the plugged sebaceous follicle.