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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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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.
and follicular layers of the small yellow follicle (SYF), large white follicle (LWF) and atretic follicle (ATF).
1 mg/kg of ZEA, the developing primordial follicles were observed in the cortex, oocytes became bigger and had a regular shape with oval or round, but no atretic follicle (green arrows) was present.
The ovary also included one atretic follicle that was flaccid, lacked a clearly ruptured stigma, and contained cream-colored fluid.
We found no evidence of females that had ovulated (with corpora lutea) initiating a second clutch; post-laying females only presented atretic follicles.
The numbers of primary, secondary follicles, Graphian and atretic follicles and corpus leuteum were counted in all groups by optic microscopic.
Sections cut from paraffin-embedded ovaries were stained with hematoxylin and cosin to count preovulatory follicles, corpora lutea, antral follicles, and atretic follicles using a light microscope as described by Parborell et al.
Late atretic follicles remain in fish ovaries for long periods, which might extend up to the next spawning season (Hunter and Lo, 1997; Miranda et al.
Exposure of the uterus to nicotine causes impaired fertility, altered ovarian steroid hormone and protein concentrations and increased numbers of atretic follicles in the offspring of adult female rats (3).
Every tenth section (60 [micro]m apart) of the entire ovary was analyzed to evaluate the numbers of secondary, tertiary, and atretic follicles.
New POFs are easily identifiable, but those that have degenerated are difficult to distinguish from atretic follicles.