noun. the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands; with perspiration it moistens and protects the skin.
- sebum (Latin)
Sentences with sebum
1. Noun, singular or mass
This unpleasant term originated due to the fact that buildup of dead skin cells and sebum, or the body's natural oil, can smell a bit like rotten cheese.
2. Verb, base form
According to the "Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine," jojoba oil is similar to sebum**, the natural oil that the scalp secretes.