sebo-, seb-, sebi- +

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

antiseborrheic (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Concerning the prevention of seborrheic dermatitis: Dr. Robinson suggested that Jean use an antiseborrheic hair rinse in order to remove the scales which were obstructing the follicles.
2. Regarding an ingredient to relieve excessive secretion of sebum: The shampoo was described as having special antiseborrheic agents to help pets with excessive oily skin or scales.
dyssebacia (s) (noun) (no pl)
An ailment caused by an incorrect function of the sebaceous gland: Dyssebacia is a common scaly macular eruption that occurs primarily on the face, scalp (dandruff), and other areas of increased sebaceous gland secretion. The lesions are covered with a slightly adherent oily scale.
nasolabial seborrhea (s) (noun), nasolabial seborrheas (pl)
A redness and scaling in the nasolabial creases: Because Agatha had an itchy nose which was becoming red and scaly, she went to her doctor who informed her that it was a case of nasolabial seborrhea and was typical of a deficiency of vitamin B.
pilosebaceous (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to the structural unit of hairs: The pilosebaceous body parts consist of the hair itself, the follicle, the arrector pili muscle, and the sebaceous gland.
sebaceofollicular (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the different parts of the hair. Anita learned that her hair included sebaceofollicular follicles, sebaceous glands, and pilosebaceous follicles.
sebiferous, sebagogic (adjective); more sebiferous, most sebiferous; more sebagogic, most sebagogic
Concerning the production of sebaceous matter or secreting sebum: Gary leaned that certain glands were sebiferous which meant that they developed a fatty, waxlike, or oily substance.
sebiparous (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to sebum or sebaceous matter; sebiagogic: A follicle of hair or a gland can be sebiparous in that it can produce a fatty or waxy substance.
sebolith, sebolite (s) (noun); seboliths; sebolites (pl)
A concretion or calculus in a sebaceous duct or gland: Professor Thompson explained to his students that a sebolith could also be found in a sebaceous follicle.
sebopoiesis (s) (noun), sebopoieses (pl)
The production of sebum: Sebastian wondered if glands, ducts, or follicles always had the ability of sebopoiesis, or the creation of an oily secretion, even in an older person.
seborrhea capitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Seborrhea of the scalp: Peter noticed that his head was itching, and his dermatologist said that he had a condition of seborrhea capitis, a disease relating to the increase and quality of the fats formed by the sebaceous follicles.
seborrhea ichthyosis (s) (noun), seborrhea ichthyoses (pl)
A variety of seborrhea characterized by the formation of large, platelike (fishlike) crusts: Arthur was surprised when he noticed the development of big and dry layers on his skin, which the doctor later described as seborrhea ichthyosis.
seborrhea nasi (s) (noun) (no pl)
Seborrhea of the sebaceous glands of the nose: Seborrhea nasi is an extensive sebum production on the nose, causing it to become quite oily.
seborrhea nigricans, seborrhea nigra (s) (noun) (no pl)
Chromhidrosis in which there is a dark, greasy-looking discoloration of the eyelids and adjacent skin. with pigmented crusts: After being examined by the dermatologist, Jane was informed that she had a case of seborrhoea nigricans, a condition which had to be treated at once.
seborrhea oleosa (s) (noun) (no pl)
A form of seborrhea characterized by an excessive oiliness of the skin, especially in the area of the forehead and the nose: Seborrhea oleos is a disease distinguished by an undue amount of secretion of sebum or a change in its quality causing crusts, scales on the skin, or an oily coating on the skin.
seborrhea sicca (s) (noun) (no pl)
A form of seborrheic dermatitis characterized by dry scaling: Stella's hands were becoming extremely dry and, after her dermatologist examined her skin, she was told that she had seborrhoea sicca, which caused the dryness of the skin to be itchy and to peel off.

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).