Definition of Seborrhea

1. Noun. A condition in which overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily.




Definition of Seborrhea

1. n. A morbidly increased discharge of sebaceous matter upon the skin; stearrhea.

Definition of Seborrhea

1. Noun. (disease) A skin disorder causing scaly, flaky, itchy, red skin. ¹

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Definition of Seborrhea

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Medical Definition of Seborrhea

1. A morbidly increased discharge of sebaceous matter upon the skin; stearrhea. Origin: NL, fr. L. Sebum tallow + Gr. To flow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seborrhea

sebasic
sebate
sebates
sebesten
sebestens
sebiagogic
sebiferous
sebific
sebiparous
sebkha
sebkhas
sebo-
sebocyte
sebocytes
sebolith
seborrhea (current term)
seborrheal
seborrheas
seborrheic
seborrheic blepharoconjunctivitis
seborrheic dermatitis
seborrheic dermatosis
seborrheic eczema
seborrheic keratosis
seborrheic verruca
seborrheic wart
seborrhoea
seborrhoea adiposa
seborrhoea capitis
seborrhoea corporis

Literary usage of Seborrhea

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1. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"seborrhea has heretofore been described as occurring in two varieties: seborrhea oleosa and seborrhea sicca, the latter being subdivided into the dry, ..."

2. A Manual of the practice of medicine by Arthur Albert Stevens (1915)
"Two forms are recognized: seborrhea oleosa and seborrhea sicca. ... seborrhea Oleosa.—This form is most commonly observed on the face, particularly about ..."

3. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"It need not be added that the use of so potent an agent as the *-ray requires caution. 3. DISEASES OF THE SEBACEOUS GLANDS seborrhea Synonyms. ..."

4. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"Acne vul- garis is a not infrequent complication, and a concomitant seborrheic dermatitis is not unusual. seborrhea Sicca. ..."

5. A Compend of Diseases of the Skin by Jay Frank Schamberg (1898)
"There are two forms—seborrhea oleosa and seborrhea sicca. seborrhea Oleosa. ... The vernix caseosa is an intra-uterine seborrhea, physiologic in character. ..."

6. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"seborrhea. Definition.—A functional disease of the sebaceous glands ... Two forms of the affection are recognized, an oily variety, seborrhea oleosa, ..."

7. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by John Vietch Shoemaker (1909)
"seborrhea is a functional disease of the sebaceous glands, ... seborrhea may occur upon any part of the body, but is usually limited to certain localities. ..."

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