hair follicle

noun

Definition of hair follicle

  1. :  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

1838

First Known Use of hair follicle

1838


Medical Dictionary

hair follicle

noun

Medical Definition of hair follicle

  1. :  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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