sebo-, seb-, sebi- +

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

seborrhea squamosa neonatorum (s) (noun) (no pl)
Seborrheic dermatitis occurring in a newborn infant: When Susi was a baby, she suffered from seborrhea squamosa neonatorum, which was a disease of her skin.
seborrhea, seborrhoea (s) (noun), seborrheas (pl)
A disease of the sebaceous glands: Seborrhea is characterized by excessive secretion of sebum or an alteration in its quality, resulting in an oily coating, crusts, or scales on the skin.

A functional illness of the sebaceous glands is marked by a morbidly increased discharge in the amount of the sebaceous matter, usually resulting in an excessive amount of sebum.

seborrheic (adjective) (not comparable)
Characterized or affected by seborrhea; seborrhoic; seborrheal: In newborn babies, the "cradle cap", which refers to the scalp of the head, is quite usual in infants, and the technical term is seborrheic dermatitis.
seborrheic area (s) (noun), seborrheic areas (pl)
A region of the body where sebaceous glands are numerous: Seborrheic areas, for example, are the scalp, the sides of the nose, the chin, the center of the chest, the back, the axilla (armpits), and the groins.
seborrheic blepharoconjunctivitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
An obsolete term for a conjunctivitis associated with chronic inflammation of the meibomian glands: Mrs. Hathaway suffered from seborrheic blepharoconjunctivitis, which could characterize her eyes as having swollen tarsal plates and frothy seborrheic secretion.
seborrheic dermatitis (s) (noun), seborrheic dermatitises; seborrheic dermatitides; seborrheic dermatites (pl)
A form of inflammatory skin rash that results from excess activity of the sebaceous glands in the skin; dermatitis seborrheica; eczema seborrheicum: Seborrheic dermatitis is an acute, long-term inflammatory form of dermatitis, occurring usually on oily skin in areas having large sebaceous glands.

Seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by dry, moist, or greasy scales and by crusting yellowish patches, remissions, exacerbations, and itching.

seborrheic keratosis, seborrhaic keratasis (s) (noun); seborrheic keratoses; seborrhaic keratases (pl)
A benign skin lesion or non-cancerous tutmor resulting from excessive growth of the top layer of skin cells: Seborrheic keratosis is 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 sores a greasy appearance.

Seborrheic keratosis is usually found in persons over 30 years old and may be only a few or even numerous.

seborrheic, seborrheal (adjective) (not comparable)
Afflicted with or like seborrhea: Seborrheic areas of the body are those in which sebaceous glands are abundant, for example, the scalp, face, chest, back, axilla (armpit), and groin.
seborrheid (s) (noun) (no pl)
Extensive seborrheic dermatitis characterized by widely scattered lesions. Dr. Dawson told Jane that all the sores she had were termed seborrheid and that they must be treated with medication immediately and that she should stay at home.
sebotropic (adjective), more sebotropic, most sebotropic
Regarding an affinity for or a stimulating effect on sebaceous glands: Herbal supplements can cause sebotropic reactions as the excretion or secretion of sebum, like an kaya-kaya extract taken orally, or after eating bee pollen.
sebum (s) (noun), sebums; seba (pl)
A fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands of the skin: Sebum is a thick oily matter and consists of fat, keratin, and cellular debris.

Sebum lubricates the hair and skin and gives some protection against bacteria varying in consistency at different areas of the body.

sebum cutaneum (s) (noun) (no pl)
The fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands of the skin: Sebum cutaneous is the natural oily substance produced by the hair follicles and which keeps a person's hair shiny.
sebum palpebrale (noun) (no pl)
The secretion of the sebaceous glands (thick, semifluid substance) of the eyelids; lama: Dr. Fiske told her patient that the sebum palpebrale of her eyes was important to keep her eyelids moisturized, to lubricate, and to prevent them from drying out.

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).