Definition of Follicle in English :

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Follicle meaning in English

Meaning of Follicle in English

Pronunciation of Follicle in English

Follicle pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of follicle


1. follicle

any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

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see synonyms of follicle
any small sac or cavity in the body having an excretory, secretory, or protective function
a hair follicle
2. botany
a dry fruit, formed from a single carpel, that splits along one side only to release its seeds: occurs in larkspur and columbine

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see synonyms of follicle
1.  Anatomy
any small sac, cavity, or gland for excretion or secretion
a hair follicle
b.  Obsolete
a lymph nodule
2.  Botany
a dry seed pod with a single cavity, that splits open along only one seam to release its seeds, as a milkweed pod

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see synonyms of follicle
1. Anatomy
a. A small bodily cavity or sac.
b. A crypt or minute cul-de-sac or lacuna, such as the depression in the skin from which the hair emerges.
c. An ovarian follicle.
d. A spherical mass of cells usually containing a cavity.
2. Botany A dry, single-chambered fruit that splits along only one seam to release its seeds, as in larkspur and milkweed.

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