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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.
Dictionary entry details
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Any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
Nouns denoting body parts
Hypernyms ("follicle" is a kind of...):
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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