Sebaceous cyst

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Medical Definition of Sebaceous cyst

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.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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