follicle

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fol·li·cle

noun \ˈfä-li-kəl\

: a tiny hole in the skin from which a hair grows

Full Definition of FOLLICLE

1
a :  a small anatomical cavity or deep narrow-mouthed depression
b :  a small lymph node
c :  a vesicle in the mammalian ovary that contains a developing egg surrounded by a covering of cells; especially :  graafian follicle
2
:  a dry dehiscent one-celled many-seeded fruit (as of the milkweed) that has a single carpel and opens along one suture
fol·lic·u·lar \fə-ˈli-kyə-lər, fä-\ adjective

Origin of FOLLICLE

New Latin folliculus, from Latin, diminutive of follis bag — more at fool
First Known Use: 1646

fol·li·cle

noun \ˈfäl-i-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOLLICLE

1
: a small anatomical cavity or deep narrow-mouthed depression; especially : a small simple or slightly branched gland : crypt
2
: a small lymph node
3
: a vesicle in the mammalian ovary that contains a developing egg surrounded by a covering of cells : ovarian follicle; especially : graafian follicle
fol·lic·u·lar \fə-ˈlik-yə-lər, fä-\ adjective

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