Skin dictionary: Letter O

Learn the meaning of words that tell you more about your skin, hair, and nails.
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Oil glands (oyl glanz)
Little pockets in the skin where oil is made. The oil keeps your skin and hair from drying out.

Ointment (oynt-mint)
Put it on your skin like a lotion or cream, ointment uses oil to help take care of your skin. Sometimes it has medicine in it.

Organ (or-gen)
Parts of the body, like your heart, lungs and skin, that each have a special purpose. Your skin is your largest organ.