sebo-, seb-, sebi- +

(Latin: tallow, suet, fat, fatty; grease; by extension, "pertaining to a suetlike secretion of the body")

seborrhea sicca
A form of seborrheic dermatitis characterized by dry scaling.
seborrhea squamosa neonatorum
Seborrheic dermatitis occurring in a newborn infant.
seborrhea, seborrhoea
1. A disease of the sebaceous glands characterized by excessive secretion of sebum or an alteration in its quality, resulting in an oily coating, crusts, or scales on the skin.
2. A functional disease of the sebaceous glands marked by an increase in the amount, and often an alteration of the quality, of the sebaceous secretion; usually resulting in an excessive amount of sebum.
3. A morbidly increased discharge of sebaceous matter upon the skin.
seborrheic
Characterized or affected by seborrhea. Also: seborrhoic, seborrheal.
seborrheic areas
Areas where sebaceous glands are numerous, as the scalp, sides of the noise, chin, center of the chest, back, axilla (armpits), and groins.
seborrheic blepharoconjunctivitis
An obsolete term for a conjunctivitis associated with chronic inflammation of the meibomian glands, with swollen tarsal plates and frothy seborrheic secretion.
seborrheic dermatitis
1. A form of inflammatory skin rash that results from an over activity of the sebaceous glands in the skin.
2. An acute, inflammatory form of dermatitis, occurring usually on oily skin in areas having large sebaceous glands; characterized by dry, moist, or greasy scales and by crusting yellowish patches, remissions, exacerbations, and itching. Synonyms: dermatitis seborrheica, eczema seborrheicum.
seborrheic keratosis, seborrhaic keratasis
1. A benign skin lesion resulting from excessive growth of the top layer of skin cells. It usually is found in persons over 30 years old and may be few or numerous.
2. A benign skin tumor composed of squamous and basaloid cells that are arranged in various patterns to produce a brown papule, studded with yellow collections of keratotic material giving the lesions a greasy appearance.
seborrheic, seborrhoic, seborrheal
1. Afflicted with or like seborrhea.
2. A reference to those areas of the body in which sebaceous glands are abundant; i.e. the scalp, face, chest, back, axilla (armpit), and groin.
seborrheid
Extensive seborrheic dermatitis characterized by widely scattered lesions.
seborrhoea
A British spelling for seborrhea.
sebotropic
1. Having an affinity for or a stimulating effect on sebaceous glands.
2. Stimulating or promoting the excretion or secretion of sebum.
sebum
1. A fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands of the skin.
2. An oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands that lubricates the hair and skin and gives some protection against bacteria varying in consistency at different areas of the body.
sebum cutaneum
The fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands of the skin.
sebum palpebrale
The secretion of the sebaceous glands (thick, semifluid substance) of the eyelids.

Related fat-word units: adipo-; lard; lipo-; obeso-; oleo-; omento-; pimelo-; pio-; steato-.


Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving the "skin": callus-; chorio-; cicatri- (scar); cori-; cuti-; hymen-; lepido- (scab, scale); papulo- (pimple); psoro- (itch, mange); pustu- (blister, pimple); rhytid- (wrinkle); scabio- (mange, itchy).