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Sebaceous glands are generally located near the upper third of the hair follicle. They secrete sebum, which is an oily substance that keeps the skin pliable, the coat sleek, and minimizes heat loss through evaporation. What method of secretion is demonstrated by these glands?

The entire cell is lost in the secretion, so it is the holocrine method of secretion.