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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.]
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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
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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.
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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.
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follicle

A small secreting cavity or sac. Ova (egg cells) develop in follicles in the female ovaries. See hair follicle.
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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
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Translations

follicle

[ˈfɒlɪkl] Nfolículo m
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follicle

[ˈfɒlɪkəl] nfollicule m
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follicle

nFollikel nt
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follicle

[ˈfɒlɪkl] nfollicolo
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fol·li·cle

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

n folículo; hair — folículo piloso; ovarian — folículo ovárico
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References in periodicals archive ?
The presence of dental follicle could be the other reason for eruption of odontoma into the oral cavity.
The Muscle Segment Homeobox1 (MSX1) gene is expressed in both dental follicle and dental papilla stages of tooth development as transcription factors5.
Dental mesenchymal stem cells, such as Stem Cells from the Apical Papilla (SCAP), Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSCs), Stem Cells from Human Exfoliated Deciduous teeth (SHED), Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells (PDLSCs) and Dental Follicle Precursor Cells (DFPCs) have gained more attention for tooth generation.
It has been demonstrated that dental follicle contains an essential proportion of neural progenitor cells expressing nestin and could be a promising source of adult stem cells for regenerative purposes (Lima et al., 2017).
The differential diagnosis includes a dental follicle, an eruption cyst (a soft-tissue cyst overlying the erupting tooth), a glandular odontogenic cyst, and a unicystic ameloblastoma, while an odontogenic keratocyst may also be considered.
* Dental Follicle Progenitor Cells (DFPCs)--extracted from dental follicle surrounding tooth germ in early tooth formation, DFPCs have shown the greatest results in the regeneration of the bone.
To our knowledge, at least five types of postnatal mesenchymal stem cells can differentiate into odontoblast-like cells based upon the studies of recent years, including dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs), stem cells of human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED), dental follicle progenitor cells (DFPCs), stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAP), and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs).
Dental follicle progenitor cel heterogeneity in the developing mouse periodontium.
This low expression of STRO-1 is in agreement with other reports in PDLSCs, (27) PDL cells, (28) dental pulp and dental follicle stem cells.
Tooth eruption is related to the dental follicle and depends on the environmental, metabolic, and cellular activities around it [9].
To date, the oral cavity has yielded a diverse menagerie of adult stem cells that includes dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs), dental follicle stem cells (DFSCs), stem cells from apical papilla (SCAP), stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED), periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs), and gingival mesenchymal stem cells (GMSCs).