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  1. oil glandnoun

    a gland that secretes oil

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  1. oil gland

    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. In humans, sebaceous glands occur in the greatest number on the face and scalp, but also on all parts of the skin except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. In the eyelids, meibomian glands, also called tarsal glands, are a type of sebaceous gland that secrete a special type of sebum into tears. Surrounding the female nipple, areolar glands are specialized sebaceous glands for lubricating the nipple. Fordyce spots are benign, visible, sebaceous glands found usually on the lips, gums and inner cheeks, and genitals.

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  1. oil gland

    An oil gland, also known as a sebaceous gland, is a small gland in the skin which secretes a lubricating oily matter (sebum) into the hair follicles to lubricate the skin and hair. It helps to keep the skin moisturized and prevent dryness. These glands are typically found in greater concentrations on the face, scalp, and upper body.

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  1. Oil gland

    An oil gland is a sebaceous gland that secretes sebaceous matter. Oil glands are part of the body's integumentary system and serve to protect the body against germs. They are mainly situated in the corium or true skin. True oil glands secrete matter through a duct. Many creatures, such as fish, e.g., have oil glands. In mammals they serve as a protectant and lubricant for hair and skin. In birds it is located at the base of the tail, which also supplies oil that is spread upon the feathers during preening.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oil gland in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oil gland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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