Definition of sebaceous gland in US English:

sebaceous gland


  • A small gland in the skin which secretes a lubricating oily matter (sebum) into the hair follicles to lubricate the skin and hair.

    • ‘If no hair follicles, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands are left, then that skin is not going to heal without a graft.’
    • ‘Near the hair follicle is the sebaceous gland, which is responsible for releasing sebum to fill the gaps of the cuticle cells.’
    • ‘Sebaceous nevus is a congenital lesion made up of excessive sebaceous glands and malformed hair follicles.’
    • ‘Acne lesions arise from pilosebaceous units, which consist of sebaceous glands and small hair follicles.’
    • ‘Radiation inhibits mitotic activity in the germinal cells of the epidermis, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands.’