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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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Primordial follicle ultrastructure: In primordial follicles, oocytes were surrounded by 4-8 flattened granulosa cells and it had shown a homogenous cytoplasm with a large number of vesicle and centrally located nucleus.
Oocytes of primordial follicle proceeded with atrophy or degeneration, and atresic follicles were observed at high magnification in 3.
Better protection' The researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Monash University and Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research looked at egg cells called primordial follicle oocytes, which provide each woman's lifetime supply of eggs.
The primordial follicle, a single layer of squamous shaped granulosa cells, surrounds oocytes.
Bone morphogenic protein 4 (BMP4) as a follicle survival factor can promote primordial follicle development (Nilsson and Skinner, 2003).
have demonstrated that AFC is reflective of the true ovarian reserve like histological assessment by the ovarian primordial follicle number (31).
During the last 10-15 years before the onset of menopause, primordial follicle loss is accelerated, which is reflected by a constant decrease in inhibin B levels and increase in follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels.
The results clearly showed that high dose maternal caffeine consumption during gestation and lactation significantly reduced ovarian weight and primordial follicle population and diminished fertility and reproductive efficiency in the offspring of Wistar rats.
Women are born with around 80,000 primordial follicles in their ovaries, most of which remain dormant.
Women are born with hundreds of thousands of primordial follicles, each containing an immature egg.
The number of primary follicles, primordial follicles, and corpus lutein and artistic follicles were counted and quantitative data obtained, presented as mean [+ or -] SEM Significant differences between groups by ANOVA and Duncan's test at a significance level (P<0.