follicle

Generally a small sac or vesicle. Bot. A kind of fruit formed from a single carpel, that splits to release its seeds. Zool. Its use includes: hair follicle, an invagination of the epidermis into the dermis surrounding the hair root; ovarian follicle, an oocyte surrounded by one or more layers of granulosa cells. As the ovarian follicle develops a cavity forms and it is then termed a Graafian follicle. ...
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follicle

[n] - any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
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Follicle

A dry fruit that splits down one side to release the seeds. A follicle may look like a capsule, but is distinct in being made from only one carpel. A common British native with follicles is Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris).
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Follicle

a tiny pouch-like cavity in a structure of the body, such as a hair follicle
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Follicle

Fol'li·cle noun [ Latin folliculus a small bag, husk, pod, dim of follis bellows, an inflated ball, a leathern money bag, perhaps akin to English bellows : confer French follicule . Confer 2d Fool .] 1. (Botany) A simple podlike pericarp which contain...
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follicle

1. <anatomy> Generally a small sac or vesicle. ... 2. <botany> A kind of fruit formed from a single carpel, that splits to release its seeds. ... 3. <dermatology> A hair follicle, an invagination of the epidermis into the dermis surrounding the hair root. ... 4. <gynaecology, physiology> An ovarian follicle, an oocyte surrou...
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follicle

noun any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
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follicle

(fol´ĭ-kәl) a sac or pouchlike depression or cavity. adj., follic´ular, adj. .
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Follicle

• (n.) A simple gland or glandular cavity; a crypt. • (n.) A small cavity, tubular depression, or sac; as, a hair follicle. • (n.) A simple podlike pericarp which contains several seeds and opens along the inner or ventral suture, as in the peony, larkspur and milkweed. • (n.) A small mass of adenoid tissue; as, a lymphatic foll...
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follicle

(from the article `endocrine system, human`) The thyroid gland consists of many small globular sacs called follicles. The follicles are lined with follicular cells and filled with a fluid known ... ...must grow and mature. Until stimulated to grow, the primary egg cell passes through a period of dormancy that may last several years. The...
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follicle

(from the article `angiosperm`) ...if the pericarp splits open at maturity and releases the seeds or indehiscent if the pericarp remains intact when the fruit is shed from the ... In some angiosperms, the fruits are dispersed whole with their included seeds; in others, the fruit opens to release the seeds. The most primitive ... The ...
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follicle

follicle (s), follicles (pl) 1. A small anatomical bodily cavity, sac, or gland involved in secretion or excretion. 2. A crypt or minute cul-de-sac or lacuna; such as, the depression in the skin from which the hair emerges. 3. A spherical mass of cells usually containing a cavity. 4. A dry, single-chambered fruit that splits along only one ...
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follicle

Type: Term Pronunciation: fol′i-kĕl Definitions: 1. A more or less spheric mass of cells usually containing a cavity. 2. A crypt or minute cul-de-sac or lacuna, such as the depression in the skin from which the hair emerges. Synonyms: folliculus
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Follicle

[anatomy] A follicle is a small spherical or vase-like group of cells containing a cavity in which some other structure grows. Follicles are best known as the sockets from which hairs grow in humans and other mammals, but the bristles of annelid worms also grow from such sockets. ...
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Follicle

[fruit] In botany, a follicle is a dry unilocular fruit formed from one carpel, containing two or more seeds. It is usually defined as dehiscing by a suture in order to release seeds, for example in Consolida (some of the larkspurs), peony and milkweed (Asclepias). Some difficult cases exist however, so that the term indehiscent follicle is...
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follicle

In animals, a small cavity in the body. One example is a hair follicle, a pit on the surface of the skin from which a hair grows. Another example is an ovarian follicle, one of the many fluid-filled cavities in the ovaries in which an ovum (egg) develops. In plants, a follicle is a dry single-seed...
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Follicle

A fluid-filled sac in the ovary that contains an egg that is released at the time of ovulation during the menstrual cycle.
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Follicle

A follicle is a small group of cells that surrounds and nourishes a structure such as a hair (hair
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follicle

(botany) In botany, a dry, usually many-seeded fruit that splits along one side only to release the seeds within. It is derived from a single carpel. Examples include the fruits of the larkspurs Delphinium and columbine Aquilegia. It differs from a pod...
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follicle

(zoology) In zoology, a small group of cells that surround and nourish a structure such as a hair (hair follicle) or a cell such as an egg (Graafian follicle; see menstrual cycle)
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Follicle

A follicle is the base area of the skin where the hair is joined to the skin. Also See: Hair Follicle
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Follicle

A crypt or minute cul-de-sac or lacuna, such as the depression in the skin from which the hair emerges.
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Follicle

The hair follicle houses the root of the hair.
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Follicle

A dry fruit derived from only one carpel which splits open on one side at maturity. Follicles have one chamber and many seeds (Asclepias, Apocynum).
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follicle

Latin folliculus = a little bag, adjective - follicular.
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