sebum

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From Latin sebum.

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sebum

  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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sebum

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

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