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Latin folliculus little bag diminutive of follis bellows bhel-2 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin folliculus.
No regular follicle is formed, but the odcyte absorbs nutriment from the remaining odgonia.
Hair is formed by rapid divisions of cells at the base of the follicle.
When the egg is released (at ovulation) the follicle turns into a small structure called a corpus luteum.
The pituitary gland found in the brain increases a follicle stimulating hormone known as FSH.
Hair consists of the shaft and the root, which is anchored into a follicle beneath the epidermis.
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