sebaceous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin sebaceus, from Latin sebum, from Proto-Indo-European *seyb- (to pour out), which Proto-Germanic *saipǭ ("soap") is also derived from.

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sebaceous (not comparable)

  1. of or relating to fat, sebum
  2. oozing fat
  3. (botany) tallowy, waxy
    a sebaceous plant secretion

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