SEBA'CEOUS, a. [Low L. sebaceus, from sebum, sevum, tallow.] Made of tallow or fat; pretaining to fat.
SE-BA'CEOUS, a. [Low L. sebaceus, from sebum, sevum, tallow, W. saim. Qu. Eth. sebach, fat.]
Made of tallow or fat; pertaining to fat.
Sebaceous humor, a suet-like or glutinous matter secreted by the sebaceous glands, which serves to defend the skin and keep it soft. – Coxe. Parr.
Sebaceous glands, small glands seated in the cellular membrane under the skin, which secrete the sebaceous humor. – Parr.
- 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.