There are many different types of pores on the skin, but the ones that are most important are the sebaceous (oil) pores. These pores are responsible for the release of oil and sweat from the skin.

  • The sebaceous (oil) pores on the skin are responsible for the release of oil and sweat.

Definition of pores


direct one's attention on something


center, centre, concentrate, focus, rivet


a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass


stoma, stomate


any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal


any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)

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Example Sentences for pores

  • 1

    Porosity is a measure of the total pore space in the soil.

  • 2

    It can open up the pores, allow the pores to expel their sebum and reduce acne.

  • 3

    The pore space of the soil is essential for the soil to become productive.

  • 4

    The stoma are bordered by guard cells that open and close the pore.

  • 5

    Due to the decrease in pore space, the original connate fluids are expelled.

  • 6

    This blocks the entrance to the pore.

  • 7

    Acne is caused by blockage of the pores.

  • 8

    The investigators pore over the house.

  • 9

    A pimple is a result of a blockage of the skin's pore.

  • 10

    The genital pore is visible behind the penis.