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hair follicle

n.
A deep narrow pit that is formed by the tubular infolding of the epidermis and that encloses the root of the hair.
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hair follicle

n
(Biology) a narrow tubular cavity that contains the root of a hair, formed by an infolding of the epidermis and corium of the skin
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hair′ fol`licle



n.
a small cavity in the epidermis and corium of the skin, from which a hair develops.
[1830–40]
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hair follicle

The tiny sheath in which a hair grows up through the skin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hair follicle - a small tubular cavity containing the root of a hairhair follicle - a small tubular cavity containing the root of a hair; small muscles and sebaceous glands are associated with them
glandulae sebaceae, sebaceous follicle, sebaceous gland - a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
follicle - any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
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Translations

hair fol·li·cle

n. folículo piloso.
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Microscopic examination of skin lesions showed swelling, vacuolation, and characteristic eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusion bodies in the stratified squamous epithelial cells of the folliculus pili (online Technical Appendix Figure 1, http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/EID/article/20/7/13-1118Techapp1.pdf).
The experimental groups (10 chickens per group) were inoculated by scarification of the wing and skin scarification into the feather folliculus pili by using purified virus containing 200 50% egg infectious doses of the virus.
The paraffin sections of scab samples from the SPF chickens inoculated with FWPV were positive not only for FWPV, tested by using a chicken anti-FWPV polyclonal antibody, but also for REV, tested by using a monoclonal antibody that specifically recognized the envelope protein of REV in the cytoplasm of stratified squamous epithelial cells of the folliculus pili by immunohistochemical assay (online Technical Appendix Figure 1).