pilar cyst

noun
a common cyst of the skin; filled with fatty matter (sebum) that is secreted by a sebaceous gland that has been blocked
Syn: ↑sebaceous cyst, ↑wen, ↑steatocystoma
Hypernyms: ↑cyst
Hyponyms: ↑chalazion, ↑Meibomian cyst

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