Meaning of seborrhoea in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛbəˈriːə/


mass nounMedicine
  • Excessive discharge of sebum from the sebaceous glands.

    ‘Symptoms associated with riboflavin deficiency include, glossitis, seborrhea, angular stomatitis, cheilosis and photophobia.’
    • ‘When applied externally, stevia poultices and extracts have a therapeutic effect on acne, seborrhoea, dermatitis and eczema.’
    • ‘Outdoor recreation, especially during summer, will also improve seborrhea, although caution should be taken to avoid sun damage.’
    • ‘Besides an itchy scalp, patients may complain of a burning sensation in facial areas affected by seborrhea.’
    • ‘I used to rely on topical hydrocortisone creams for patches of seborrhea on my arms, chest and hairline.’


Late 19th century from sebum+ -rrhoea.