hair follicle


hair follicle

noun

Definition of HAIR FOLLICLE

:  the tubular epithelial sheath that surrounds the lower part of the hair shaft and encloses at the bottom a vascular papilla supplying the growing basal part of the hair with nourishment

First Known Use of HAIR FOLLICLE

1838

hair follicle

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HAIR FOLLICLE

: the tubular epithelial sheath that surrounds the lower part of the hair shaft and encloses at the bottom a vascular papilla supplying the growing basal part of the hair with nourishment

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