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    se·ba·ceous gland
    /səˈbāSHəs ɡland/


    • 1. a small gland in the skin which secretes a lubricating oily matter (sebum) into the hair follicles to lubricate the skin and hair.
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      • A sebaceous gland is a microscopic exocrine gland in the skin that opens into a hair follicle to secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, which lubricates the hair and skin of mammals.
  3. Mar 29, 2021 · Sebaceous gland: A normal gland of the skin which empties an oily secretion into the hair follicle near the surface of the skin.

  4. The sebaceous gland (SG) is an essential component of the skin, and SG dysfunction is debilitating 1,2. Yet, the cellular bases for its origin, development and subsequent maintenance remain poorly understood. Here, we apply large-scale quantitative fate mapping to define the patterns of cell fate behaviour during SG development and maintenance.

    • Marianne Stemann Andersen, Edouard B Hannezo, Edouard B Hannezo, Svetlana Ulyanchenko, Soline Estrac...
    • 13
    • 2019
  5. Apr 29, 2021 · Sebaceous gland overactivity in conjunction with cutibacterium acnes overgrowth can cause acne or seborrheic dermatitis if there is an overgrowth of Malassezia furfur. Sebaceous glands can also become hyperplastic, form cysts, and undergo neoplastic changes.

    • Hani Yousef, Julia H. Miao, Mandy Alhajj, Talel Badri
    • 2
    • 2020
  6. Sep 26, 2021 · Up on the side of the follicle is the sebaceous gland. It shares a common duct with the hair follicle. ... Define exocrine glands and explain why sebaceous and sweat glands are classified as ...

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