sebum

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From Latin sebum ‎(tallow, grease; suet).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsibm̩/
  • Hyphenation: se‧bum

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sebum ‎(countable and uncountable, plural sebums)

  1. (physiology) A thick oily substance, secreted by the sebaceous glands of the skin, that consists of fat, keratin and cellular debris.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *seyb- ‎(to pour out), whence (thought Proto-Germanic) sāpō.

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sēbum n ‎(genitive sēbī); second declension

  1. tallow, grease
  2. suet
  3. hard animal fat

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sēbum sēba
genitive sēbī sēbōrum
dative sēbō sēbīs
accusative sēbum sēba
ablative sēbō sēbīs
vocative sēbum sēba

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