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fol·li·cle

 (fŏl′ĭ-kəl)
n.
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.

[Latin folliculus, little bag, diminutive of follis, bellows; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

follicle

(ˈfɒlɪkəl)
n
1. (Anatomy) any small sac or cavity in the body having an excretory, secretory, or protective function: a hair follicle.
2. (Botany) botany a dry fruit, formed from a single carpel, that splits along one side only to release its seeds: occurs in larkspur and columbine
[C17: from Latin folliculus small bag, from follis pair of bellows, leather money-bag]
follicular, folliculate, folˈlicuˌlated adj

fol•li•cle

(ˈfɒl ɪ kəl)

n.
1. Anat.
a. a small cavity, sac, or gland.
b. one of the small ovarian sacs containing a maturing ovum; Graafian follicle.
2. a dry seed pod consisting of a single carpel, splitting at maturity along the front of the seam.
[1640–50; < Latin folliculus small bag, shell, pod =folli(s) bag, purse + -culus -cle1]
fol•lic•u•lar (fəˈlɪk yə lər) fol•lic′u•late (-lɪt, -ˌleɪt) fol•lic′u•lat`ed, adj.

fol·li·cle

(fŏl′ĭ-kəl)
1. A small, protective sac in the body. In most vertebrate animals, fertilized eggs develop in follicles located in the ovaries. In mammals, hair develops and grows from follicles in the skin.
2. A dry fruit that has a single chamber and splits open along only one seam to release its seeds. Milkweed pods are follicles.

follicle

A small secreting cavity or sac. Ova (egg cells) develop in follicles in the female ovaries. See hair follicle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.follicle - any small spherical group of cells containing a cavityfollicle - any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
vesicle, cyst - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
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
Translations

follicle

[ˈfɒlɪkl] Nfolículo m

follicle

[ˈfɒlɪkəl] nfollicule m

follicle

nFollikel nt

follicle

[ˈfɒlɪkl] nfollicolo

fol·li·cle

n. folículo, saco, bolsa, depresión o cavidad excretora;
atretic ______ atrésico;
gastric ______ gástrico;
hair ______ piloso;
ovarian ______ ovárico;
thyroid ______ tiroideo.

follicle

n folículo; hair — folículo piloso; ovarian — folículo ovárico
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Follicles go through cycles of growth, degeneration and rest, and then regeneration and another growth phase.
Furthermore, the number of corpus lutea and atretic follicles were significantly higher in groups B and C (p<0.
Accordingly, this study evaluated the expression of miR-378 in granulosa cells (GCs) of dominant and subordinate follicles and analyzed the apoptosis rates of miR-378 mimics and mimics NC-transfected GCs by flow cytometry method.
Acne involves sebaceous glands of follicles too, but they become blocked by sebum under the influence of testosterone in both sexes.
Histological sections stained with HandE, showed significant increase in number of large cystic and antral follicles in groups B and C respectively; however the number and size of cystic follicles were reduced after treatment with AGE.
announced today a partnership to develop technologies and products for treating alopecia (hair loss) through the regeneration of hair follicles.
Objective: To observe the protective effect of Nigella sativa on number of cystic follicles in Letrozole induced polycystic ovaries in mice.
Stored in the follicles, B-cells pump out antibodies into the bloodstream to attack invading pathogens.
Each eyelash follicle rotates through the same three stages of growth as other body hair follicles.
March 2, 2016 -- A new study shows that the long quiescent periods of stem cells residing in hair follicles are essential for maintaining the cells' rejuvenating activity over time, and clarifies the mechanisms that bring the cells in and out of quiescence.

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