HyperDic: sebaceous_gland

English > 1 sense of the expression sebaceous gland:
NOUNbodysebaceous gland, sebaceous follicle, glandulae sebaceaea cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
English > sebaceous gland: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin.
Synonymssebaceous follicle, glandulae sebaceae
Part ofhair follicleA small tubular cavity containing the root of a hair
integumentary systemThe skin and its appendages
NarrowerMeibomian gland, tarsal glandA long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelids
Montgomery's tubercleOne of the sebaceous glands on the areolae of the breast that lubricate the breast during breast-feeding
Broaderoil glandA gland that secretes oil
Spanishglandulae sebaceae, glándula sebácea
Catalanglandulae sebaceae, glàndula sebàcia
Adjectivespilosebaceousof or relating to a hair follicle and its sebaceous gland

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