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seborrhoea


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n. excessive secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands. The glands are enlarged, especially on the nose and central face. The condition predisposes to acne and is common at puberty, usually lasting for a few years. Seborrhoea may be associated with a kind of eczema (seborrhoeic eczema). —seborrhoeicadj.

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