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oil gland vs glandulae sebaceae

glandulae sebaceae vs oil gland

oil gland and glandulae sebaceae both are nouns.

As nouns, glandulae sebaceae is a hyponym of oil gland; that is, glandulae sebaceae is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than oil gland:
  • oil gland: a gland that secretes oil
  • glandulae sebaceae: a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
Other hyponyms of oil gland include sebaceous follicle, sebaceous gland, uropygial gland, preen gland.
oil gland (noun) glandulae sebaceae (noun)
a gland that secretes oil a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
Difference between oil gland and glandulae sebaceae

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