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WEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wen mean? 

WEN (noun)
  The noun WEN has 1 sense:

1. a common cyst of the skin; filled with fatty matter (sebum) that is secreted by a sebaceous gland that has been blocked

  Familiarity information: WEN used as a noun is very rare.


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WEN (noun)


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Meaning:

A common cyst of the skin; filled with fatty matter (sebum) that is secreted by a sebaceous gland that has been blocked

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

pilar cyst; sebaceous cyst; steatocystoma; wen

Hypernyms ("wen" is a kind of...):

cyst (a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wen"):

chalazion; Meibomian cyst (a small sebaceous cyst of the eyelid resulting when a Meibomian gland is blocked)


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