Sebum is a type of oil that is produced by the sebaceous gland. Sebum helps to keep the skin moisturized and protected.

  • She has a lot of sebum on her face, which is why it's so oily.

Definition of sebum


the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands; with perspiration it moistens and protects the skin

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Example Sentences for sebum

  • 1

    Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands of the epidermis.

  • 2

    In the eyelids, meibomian sebaceous glands secrete sebum into tears.

  • 3

    Inside the pore are sebaceous glands which produce sebum.

  • 4

    Meibomian glands in the eyelid secrete sebum to lubricate and protect the eye.

  • 5

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

  • 6

    It is a component of human sebum.

  • 7

    Earwax is partly composed of sebum.

  • 8

    Androgens cause sebum overproduction.

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    The effect on sebum production is temporary.

  • 10

    The oil is similar to the natural sebum of whale.