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adjective, Physiology.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling tallow or fat; fatty; greasy.
secreting a fatty substance.
of or resembling sebum, fat, or tallow; fatty
secreting fat or a greasy lubricating substance

sebaceous se·ba·ceous (sĭ-bā’shəs)

Of, resembling, or characterized by fat or sebum; fatty.

Secreting or producing fat or sebum.


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