parafollicular

adjective
para·​fol·​lic·​u·​lar | \ -fə-ˈlik-yə-lər How to pronounce parafollicular (audio) \

Medical Definition of parafollicular

: located in the vicinity of or surrounding a follicle parafollicular cells of the thyroid

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“Parafollicular.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/parafollicular. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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