seborrheic


seborrheic

noun Pathology.

  1. an excessive and abnormal discharge from the sebaceous glands.

n.also seborrhoea, “discharge of sebaceous matter, especially as a scalp condition,” 1849, coined in Modern Latin as a hybrid, from sebo-, used as comb. form of Latin sebum “tallow, suet, grease” (see sebum) + Greek hroia “flow, flux,” from rhein “to flow” (see rheum) adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or affected by seborrhea.

n.

  1. Overactivity 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.

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