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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
References in periodicals archive ?
CA, cortical alveoli; AF, atretic follicle; BM, basement membrane; F, follicle cell; FG, full-grown oocyte; LO, leptotene oocytes; N, nucleus; NU, perinuclear nucleoli; OF, ovarian follicle; OG, oogonium; OL, ovarian lumen; PF, prefollicle cells; PG, primary growth oocyte; PO, pachytene oocyte; SG, secondary growth oocyte; Y, yolk globule; ZP, zona pellucida.
It was non encapsulated proliferation of thecal cells in the wall of atretic follicle and had all the pathological findings of late pregnancy luteoma (5).
The mRNA expression of related genes was measured by semi-quantitative RT-PCR in the granulosa layers of the preovulatory follicle (PRF: F1, F2 ...) and follicular layers of the small yellow follicle (SYF), large white follicle (LWF) and atretic follicle (ATF).
As special attention is paid to atretic follicle formation pathways, this study also undertaken to develop a new approach in characterizing atrectic follicles with a focus on granulosa cell dissociation (GCD), early antrum formation, and GC luteinization and floatation in the antrum which resemble macrophages.
In order to access the percentage of cells in each developmental stage (primary growth, pre-vitellogenic, vitellogenic and atretic follicles, and post-ovulatory follicles), a stereological analysis was performed.
The presence of granulocytes (polymorphonuclear leukocytes) in atretic follicles is reported in other fish species (Santos et al., 2005; Tingaud-Sequeira et al., 2009; Kumar and Joy, 2015; Privalikhin et al., 2015) and suggested a relationship between follicular regression and immune cells.
Combined apoptosis and autophagy, the process that eliminates the oocytes of atretic follicles in immature rats.
Whole ovary cross-sections were counted for the presence of primordial follicles, primary follicles, secondary follicles, ovulatory/ antral follicles, corpora lutea, and dead or atretic follicles by researchers (RLJ, confirmed by KAB) who were blinded to animal status and treatment.
(11) Conversely, AFC sometimes also overestimates ovarian reserve, because atretic follicles might be included in the count.
The follicles with clearly visible nucleus within the oocyte were classified as primordial, antral, and atretic follicles [11].
The peripheral cortex of ovaries showed an increase in the number of antral and atretic follicles which contained degenerated oocytes in DHEA-treated mice.