Having or consisting of a follicle or follicles.
Variant of follicle
- any small sac, cavity, or gland for excretion or secretion: a hair follicle
- Obsolete a lymph nodule
- Bot. a dry seed pod with a single cavity, that splits open along only one seam to release its seeds, as a milkweed pod
Origin of follicleModern Latin folliculus ; from Classical Latin a small bag, husk, pod, diminutive of follis, bellows ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhel-, to blow up, swell from source ball, bull