What does sebaceous mean?

Definitions for sebaceoussɪˈbeɪ ʃəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sebaceous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous(adj)

    containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

    "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"


  1. sebaceous(Adjective)

    of or relating to fat, sebum

  2. sebaceous(Adjective)

    oozing fat

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sebaceous(adj)

    pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals

  2. Origin: [NL. sebaceus, from L. sebum tallow, grease.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sebaceous

    sē-bā′shus, adj. pertaining to or secreting fat or fatty matter: (bot.) like tallow or wax, as the secretions of certain plants.—adj. Sēbac′ic, pertaining to or obtained from fat.—n. Sē′bāte, a salt formed by the combination of sebacic acid with a base.—adj. Sēbif′erous, sebaceous.—n. Sēborrhē′a, a disease of the sebaceous glands with excessive secretion—also Sēborrhœ′a.—adj. Sēborrhē′ic.—n. Sē′bum, the secretion of the sebaceous glands. [Low L. sebaceussebum, tallow.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sebaceous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sebaceous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rita Linkner:

    Oral vitamin A basically shuts down your sebaceous glands. If you suppress [them] for a long enough period, you can cure someone of their acne, and about 50 percent do hit that cure rate.

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