The oily secretion of the sebaceous glands; with perspiration it moistens and protects the skin.
Oily secretion from the sebaceous glands that acts as a skin lubricant. Acne is caused by inflammation of the sebaceous glands and over-secretion of sebum.
suet / suːɪt /
Množina reči suet je suets.
ETYM Old Eng. suet, dim. from Old Fren. seu, suif, French suif, Latin sebum. Related to Soap, Sebaceous.
Hard fat around the kidneys and loins in beef and mutton.
tallow / tæloʊ /
Množina reči tallow je tallows.
ETYM Old Eng. taluh, talugh; akin to od. talgh, Dutch talk, German, Dan. and Swed. talg, Icel. tôlgr, tôlg, tôlk; and perhaps to Goth. tulgus firm.
Obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants.