Follicle definitions

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A dry, single-chambered fruit that splits along only one seam to release its seeds, as in larkspur and milkweed.
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A small bodily cavity or sac.
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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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An ovarian follicle.
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A spherical mass of cells usually containing a cavity.
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A dry seed pod with a single cavity, that splits open along only one seam to release its seeds, as a milkweed pod.
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Any small sac, cavity, or gland for excretion or secretion.

A hair follicle.

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A lymph nodule.
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A dry, single-chambered fruit that splits along only one seam to release its seeds, as in larkspur and milkweed.
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A small bodily cavity or sac.
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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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An ovarian follicle.
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A spherical mass of cells usually containing a cavity.
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A small, protective sac, gland, or cluster of cells in the body. In mammals, unfertilized eggs develop in follicles located in the ovaries. Hair grows from follicles in the skin.
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A dry, dehiscent fruit that develops from a single carpel, has a single chamber, and splits open along only one seam to release its seeds. The pod of the milkweed and the fruit of the magnolia are follicles.
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(anatomy) A small cavity or sac, such as a hair follicle.
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(botany) A type of primitive dry fruit produced by certain flowering plants.
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Origin of follicle

Latin folliculus little bag diminutive of follis bellows bhel-2 in Indo-European roots