Definition for SE-BA'CEOUS

SE-BA'CEOUS, a. [Low L. sebaceus, from sebum, sevum, tallow, W. saim. Qu. Eth. sebach, fat.]

Made of tallow or fat; pertaining to fat. Sebaceous humor, a suet-like or glutinous matter secreted by the sebaceous glands, which serves to defend the skin and keep it soft. – Coxe. Parr. Sebaceous glands, small glands seated in the cellular membrane under the skin, which secrete the sebaceous humor. – Parr.

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