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HAIR FOLLICLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hair follicle mean? 

HAIR FOLLICLE (noun)
  The noun HAIR FOLLICLE has 1 sense:

1. a small tubular cavity containing the root of a hair; small muscles and sebaceous glands are associated with them

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


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HAIR FOLLICLE (noun)


Sense 1hair follicle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

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

follicle (any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity)

Meronyms (parts of "hair follicle"):

glandulae sebaceae; sebaceous follicle; sebaceous gland (a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin)


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