Fatty lubricant matter secreted by sebaceous glands, and made of made of triglyceride oils, wax, squalene, and metabolytes of fat-producing cells[BTO,WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebaceous_glands#Sebum ]

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Term information

database cross reference


function notes

waterproofs skin



taxon notes

The composition of sebum varies across species. In humans, the lipid content is as follows: 25% wax monoesters, 41% triglycerides, 16% free fatty acids, 12% squalene; Sapienic acid is a sebum fatty acid that is unique to humans.