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FOLLICLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does follicle mean? 

FOLLICLE (noun)
  The noun FOLLICLE has 1 sense:

1. any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

  Familiarity information: FOLLICLE used as a noun is very rare.


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FOLLICLE (noun)


Sense 1follicle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("follicle" is a kind of...):

cyst; vesicle (a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "follicle"):

hair follicle (a small tubular cavity containing the root of a hair; small muscles and sebaceous glands are associated with them)

Graafian follicle (a vascular body in a mammalian ovary enclosing a developing egg)


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