Cyst, sebaceous
A sebaceous cyst is a rounded swollen area of the skin formed by an abnormal sac of retained excretion (sebum) from the sebaceous follicles.

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  • Cyst — This article is about cysts in the body. For the ICAO airport code CYST, see St. Theresa Point Airport. For hard shelled resting stages of some small organisms, see Microbial cyst. Cyst Classification and external resources …   Wikipedia

  • Sebaceous cyst — Sebaceous Se*ba ceous, a. [NL. sebaceus, from L. sebum tallow, grease.] (Physiol.) Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sebaceous — Se*ba ceous, a. [NL. sebaceus, from L. sebum tallow, grease.] (Physiol.) Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sebaceous glands — Sebaceous Se*ba ceous, a. [NL. sebaceus, from L. sebum tallow, grease.] (Physiol.) Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sebaceous cyst — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 29388 ICD10 = ICD10|L|72|1|l|60 ICD9 = ICD9|706.2 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 000842 eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D004814A sebaceous cyst (a form of trichilemmal cyst) is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Sebaceous cyst — A sebaceous cyst is a rounded swollen area of the skin formed by an abnormal sac of retained excretion (sebum) from the sebaceous follicles. * * * sebaceous cyst n a cyst filled with sebaceous matter and formed by distension of a sebaceous gland… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cyst — A closed sac or capsule, usually filled with fluid or semisolid material. * * * 1. A bladder. 2. An abnormal sac containing gas, fluid, or a semisolid material, with a membranous lining. SEE ALSO: pseudocyst. [G. kystis, bladder] adventitious c.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sebaceous gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = Sebaceous gland Latin = glandula sebacea GraySubject = 234 GrayPage = 1069 Caption = Schematic view of a hair follicle with sebaceous gland. Caption2 = Cross section of all skin layers. A hair follicle with associated… …   Wikipedia

  • sebaceous cyst — noun a common cyst of the skin; filled with fatty matter (sebum) that is secreted by a sebaceous gland that has been blocked • Syn: ↑pilar cyst, ↑wen, ↑steatocystoma • Hypernyms: ↑cyst • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sebaceous cyst — 1) (wen) a pale or flesh coloured dome shaped cyst that commonly occurs in adults, especially on the face, neck, or trunk. It is firm, with a central dot, and contains keratin, not sebum; such cysts are therefore more correctly referred to as… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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